Viscosupplementation Knee Treatment

Our New York orthopedic knee doctors understand non-surgical knee treatments

Viscosupplementation can be an effective non-surgical knee injury treatment, especially if you suffer from a degenerative joint disease, like osteoarthritis. It is critical that you have an experienced knee doctor familiar with this knee injury medical procedure performing your viscosupplementation procedure. Otherwise, complications could potentially occur.

Our experienced, board-certified New York orthopedic knee surgeons at IMC Bone Doc know exactly what to do. That’s because our doctors at Island Musculoskeletal Care have more than 100 years of combined medical experience. We understand the risks and benefits of viscosupplementation. We can explain them clearly to you during your medical examination. We have immediate appointments available, often on the same day. Best of all, you can often receive all your medical care at one, convenient location.

What is viscosupplementation knee treatment?

Viscosupplementation is a non-surgical medical procedure in which a thick fluid (known as hyaluronate) is injected into a person’s knee. Hyaluronate injected into a person’s knee as part of the viscosupplementation procedure serves as a lubricant around the cartilage tissue on the ends of the bone joints in a person’s knee.

Synovial fluid exists naturally in most people’s knees, but medical conditions, like arthritis, can reduce a person’s ability to naturally create synovial fluid in a person’s joints. That’s why synthetic hyaluronate fluids, like Synvisc, are often injected into someone’s knee as part of this non-surgical medical procedure.

Viscosupplementation is often done to relieve chronic knee pain without performing surgery. Viscosupplementation is not a cure for chronic knee conditions, like arthritis or osteoarthritis, however. Instead, viscosupplementation ideally relieves knee pain for six months or sometimes even longer. Ultimately, knee surgery may be necessary.

Side effects may occur for some patients. These may include swelling, mild pain and redness at the injection site. Joint stiffness, headaches and other mild side effects are also common, particularly during the first 48 hours after each viscosupplementation injection. 

Get the attention you deserve for your knee injury. Contact us.

Knee pain can be uncomfortable and affect your ability to enjoy your life. Get the relief you need and deserve. Contact our medical clinic and make an appointment now. One of our experienced, New York orthopedic knee surgeons can examine you and explain whether viscosupplementation is the right treatment for your chronic knee pain. Contact us online or call us. We want to help you.