Viscosupplementation therapy is a procedure involving the injection of gel-like substances (hyaluronates) into a joint to supplement the viscous properties of synovial fluid. This procedure has been shown to be 86% successful in alleviating pain associated with osteoarthritis and is covered by most major medical insurance providers and Medicare.
One of our most common and effective treatments for osteoarthritis is viscosupplementation therapy. This procedure involves the injection of gel-like substances (hyaluronates) into a joint to supplement the viscous properties of synovial fluid. This substance is found in the synovial (joint) fluid and acts as a lubricant which allows bones to move over each other smoothly. This procedure has proven to be highly successful in reducing the pain associated with osteoarthritis and is generally covered by most major medical insurance providers and Medicare..
At Syracuse Medical & Aesthetics we have elected to utilize Hyalgan as our injectable of choice for our viscosupplementation therapy program. Hyalgan was the first type of natural knee injection approved by the FDA in 1996. Hyalgan consists of a mixture of sodium hyaluronate that is found naturally and extracted from rooster combs. We have been able to help many residents in the Syracuse and surrounding area get relief from their knee pain
We also utilize a breakthrough piece of medical equipment at our facility called fluoroscopy. This is a very important point because fluoroscopy allows our medical staff to look inside your joints in real time with the latest in imaging technology while administering any of our minimally invasive injection procedures. This instrument helps to insure that the injected material is introduced to the exact point intended and therefore provides the best possible outcome from each injection. That’s why if you have tried any type of pain reduction injection elsewhere without success we may still be able to assist you as your original injection may have never wind up in just the right place.
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