Viscosupplementation is a procedure wherein a thick liquid called hyaluronate is injected into the knee joint. There are no cures for osteoarthritis, so viscosupplementation will not cure osteoarthritis of the knee. The hyaluronate fluid will, however, lubricate the joint, diminish pain, and improve a patient’s mobility.

What to Expect with Viscosupplementation

The most normally reported side-effects related to the injections are temporary injection-site pain; swelling, warmth, or redness; rash and tingling; wounding around the joint, and fluid gathering in the injected knee. These reactions are usually mild and don’t last long. Likewise, with any steroid injection, infection and bleeding are possible, though uncommon, complications.

We invite you to talk to our doctors about viscosupplementation if you have osteoarthritis and have not found pain relief from other means such as exercise, physical therapy, weight loss, cold therapy, or heat therapy. If you are walking with a painful knee, contact us today to see how we can help you walk without pain once more!

Effective Joint Pain Relief Treatment at Louisville Medical Center

Our expert healthcare team at Louisville Medical Center specializes in viscosupplementation, providing patients with a safe and efficient solution for joint pain relief. Many patients experience increased joint mobility, reduced pain, and an overall improvement in their quality of life after undergoing this treatment.

Viscosupplementation is an excellent alternative for those looking to avoid surgery or those who have not found relief from other conservative treatments. If you’re seeking an effective solution to joint pain, consider viscosupplementation at Louisville Medical Center. Our dedicated team is here to help you regain your comfort and mobility.