Non-Surgical Knee Treatment
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Hoag Orthopedic Institute leads the way in both surgical and non-surgical
knee treatments. We partner with experienced orthopedic surgeons who have
sub-specialty expertise in treating knee disorders and providing restoration
of mobility while eliminating pain.
There are a number of non-surgical treatments for knee pain, such as:
- Orthotics and bracing
- Corticosteroid injections
- Topical painkillers
- Use of heat and ice
- Weight loss
- Physical therapy
If you are experiencing osteoarthritis and these more common non-surgical
treatments haven’t relieved the pain, you may be considered a candidate
for an advanced non-surgical treatment for knee pain management known
What is viscosupplementation & is it right for me?
The normal knee joint contains a small amount of fluid called synovial
fluid, which is a thick, gel-like substance that cushions the joint and
helps reduce friction. In osteoarthritis, the combination of the deterioration
of the cartilage along with the loss of lubrication contributes to pain
and stiffness, limitation of joint movement, swelling, and inflammation.
Viscosupplementation involves the injection of a naturally occurring viscoelastic
agent into your knee joint to supplement the viscous properties of the
synovial fluid. Injections can be given in one or both knees at the same
time, depending on what your doctor determines to be the most beneficial.
Furthermore, the product used will also impact whether you receive one
to five shots over several weeks. Viscosupplementation has been shown
to reduce or stop pain and improve mobility, with pain relief lasting
as long as six months to a year.
At the Hoag Orthopedic Institute, you will find proven treatments that
are on the leading edge of medical science. If you require non-surgical
treatment of the knee, Hoag’s expertise in orthopedic medicine can
provide the solution you are looking for.
Reach out to our Irvine orthopedic experts today or
find your physician online.