Viscosupplementation is the injection into the knee of a lubricating mixture usually containing hyaluronic acid

 

Viscosupplementation and arthritis

Viscosupplementation injections may help to reduce the pain and functional limitation of osteoarthritis.

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Injections into the knee for knee arthritis

An overview of the various products used for knee arthritis by injection into the knee joint.

A simple flowchart with links to show the possible interventions in cases of knee arthritis.

Interpretation by the Editor of a peer-reviewed article in the published medical literature.

Discussion looking at the alternatives to a joint replacement in active patients whose osteoarthritis tends to be limited.

A comparison of different types of knee injection.

An interpretation of an article published in the orthopaedic literature in 2012.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis: a Primer for Primary Care Physicians. Reid MC. Adv Ther. 2013 Nov; 30(11): 967–986.

Adding Triamcinolone Improves Viscosupplementation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. de Campos GC, Rezende MU, Pailo AF, Frucchi R and Camargo OP. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Feb; 471(2): 613–620.


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