Joints in the body are lubricated by naturally occurring synovial (joint) fluid. Hyaluronic acid is one of the key, naturally occurring lubricant found in synovial fluid. People with osteoarthritis of their joints have been shown to have a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid fluid in their joints.
Viscosupplementation, also known as gel injections, acts to replenish this lubricant in the arthritic joint. This treatment has been shown to relieve pain from arthritis of the knee. Hyaluronic acid is now available from different companies.
In appropriate cases, our physicians at Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine perform these procedures under ultrasound guidance, ensuring accuracy and the most optimal outcome of such procedures.