Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance within all joints; it has been shown to reduce in quality and quantity in arthritic joints.
In effect hyaluronic acid injections are the equivalent of performing an oil change as you would during a car service. The result is increased lubrication, protection of cartilage and reduced pain from osteoarthritis.
All our hyaluronic acid injections for large joints follow a one-injection protocol using the Ostenil™ and Suplasyn brands. More information on these products can be found at ostenil.trbchemedica.co.uk and suplasyn.com.
Typically there is a 70-80% response rate to hyaluronic acid injections with most people experiencing 6-12 months of pain relief.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance so there is no limit to the amount of injections you can have – unlike corticosteroids.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections can be used for:
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Big Toe Osteoarthritis
- Thumb Osteoarthritis
Please note that ALL injections are Ultrasound guided. Research has shown significantly better outcomes when using guided versus unguided injections simply because you can be sure to target the specific injury.