A revolutionary, non-surgical knee therapy called Viscosupplementation Therapy is providing hope and relief for many knee pain sufferers. This procedure is minimally invasive, requires no surgery, can provide immediate results, and has little to no recovery time.
Over 100 million Americans currently suffer from chronic and severe knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. After careful study and several trials, the FDA cleared a non-surgical treatment that is now a required protocol prior to knee joint replacement surgery. Surgery, dietary supplements, and prescription medications are not the only options to eliminate knee pain.
Our clinic uses real-time x-ray guidance and decades of experience to pinpoint problem areas in the knee with extreme accuracy. A hyaluronic acid gel is then injected into the knee, which bonds with naturally-occurring joint fluid to create a lubricating and cushioning layer. It also reduces pain, inflammation, and swelling of the joint. Most patients compare the treatment to getting a flu shot and report little pain or discomfort.
Our non-surgical knee program incorporates physical therapy and use of an unloading knee brace to assist in proper distribution after the series of five knee injections administered one week apart.
Covered by Medicare and many insurances
Now that you know this non-surgical knee therapy is highly effective in reducing or eliminating pain, we’ll tell you that it is also covered by most insurance carriers, including Medicare.
When a patient is told that their chronic knee pain is due to a degeneration of the cartilage of the knee joint, or that their knee is “bone-on-bone,” the common recommendation is artificial knee replacement surgery. Many people suffering from this level of knee pain first try supplements or pain medications. When these options fail, some feel surgery is the only option left to get pain relief and their mobility back.