OsteoArthritis Knee InjectionsThese injections are filled with hyaluronic acid (or HA), a lubricant and shock absorbing fluid found naturally within the knee. Each of the injections will be administered at Arrowhead Health Centers using a live-motion x-Ray that enables us to have incredible accuracy as we inject the medication. We can actually see the needle as it enters the joint space within your knee. Each injection is guaranteed to deliver the HA to where it needs to go. Many OsteoArthritis of the knee programs will include injections, but the biggest thing missing in the live motion x-Ray. Using this eliminates the possibility of hitting a nerve or causing more damage within your knee, which can be a real hesitation for patients looking into a program for their OsteoArthritis of the knee. Here’s some facts about hyaluronic acid:
- As we age, the viscosity of our naturally occurring hyaluronic acid will begin to lessen. This is a common cause of OsteoArthritis of the Knee.
- Hyaluronic acid is naturally found within the body which is why the injections are taken so well by our patients.
- It can be taken orally, but the injections will have a more profound effect on the knee joints.
- The injection will allow the hyaluronic acid to cushion your joint, relieving discomfort from the impact of walking and will lubricate and nourish the cartilage.