HYALURONIC ACID JOINT INJECTION
TREATMENTS AND METHODOLOGIES
Are you living with joint pain?
We have helped thousands of clients in the past 15+ years recover and significantly improve their quality of life.
One way to do this is to harness the power of Hyaluronic acid.
Ostenil® Plus and Durolane contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the synovial fluid of joints. By restoring the balance between breakdown and production, this high-quality formula provides exceptional cushioning and lubrication. Experience reduced pain and stiffness, particularly if you’re dealing with osteoarthritis or age-related changes.
Ostenil Plus is a lighter lubricant used for newer issues to settle joint restriction. Durolane is a heavier more robust lubricant with more molecular crosslinks lasting longer and suited to more worn disrupted joint surfaces.
Often combined with a steroid, which will combat existing inflammation/swelling however would only mask the mechanical cause of the issue, the HA can then go on to mechanically protect the joint surfaces stopping the inflammation over many months and prolonging the use of the joint.
Single Injection = Lasting benefits for months
Whilst HA has been available for many years, due to its recent delivery as a single-injection reducing costs, it is no longer reserved for those in elite sports but transforming lives amongst the general public too.
You too can benefit from from a resolution to your pain, improved function all whilst aiding preservation of the joint surfaces.
What is osteoarthritis?
Knee osteoarthritis (arthritis that affects the knee bones/joints) is a long-term condition that worsens over time, causing pain and disability. It is most common in the knee joint, where it wears away the shock-absorbing cartilage and causes the bones to rub together. As a result the joint becomes stiff, swollen and painful.
Whilst no one knows exactly what causes knee osteoarthritis and it is multifactorial, genetics, injury and overuse will play a part.
There is no permanent cure and, until now, treatments have focused on managing the pain through weight loss, exercise, short term relief from steroid injection and then ultimately joint replacement.
All the benefits..
Effective Osteoarthritis Treatment
Don’t let osteoarthritis hinder your mobility and enjoyment of life. Ostenil injections offer targeted relief and improved joint function, specifically designed to address osteoarthritis in various synovial joints. Experience reduced pain, increased mobility, and a better quality of life.
Relief for Joint Aches and Stiffness
Don’t let undiagnosed joint aches and stiffness hold you back. Ostenil injections offer an effective solution, utilizing high molecular weight hyaluronic acid to lubricate and cushion your joints. Experience enhanced flexibility, reduced pain, and overall improved comfort.
Combat Age-Related Changes
Aging shouldn’t limit your activities or cause unnecessary discomfort. Ostenil injections provide the value of alleviating age-related changes, aches, and stiffness. By providing lubrication and cushioning to your joints, Ostenil improves flexibility, reduces pain, and helps you maintain an active lifestyle.
Support for Joint Damage
If you’re suffering from joint damage resulting from previous injuries or trauma, Ostenil injections can help you recover and regain mobility. With its healing-promoting properties, inflammation reduction, and lubrication support, Ostenil Plus facilitates joint recovery, regardless of whether the damage is from sports injuries, accidents, or other traumatic events.
Targeted Knee Pain Relief
Knee pain can significantly impact your daily life and activities. Ostenil injections are particularly beneficial for addressing knee pain, regardless of the cause. Whether it’s osteoarthritis, wear and tear, or other factors, Ostenil provides significant relief, improves joint function, and empowers you to regain an active and pain-free lifestyle.
HA has been used privately and in sports medicine for many years. Previously requiring three injections HA has now been developed requiring a single injection.
It contains hyaluronic acid naturally found in the synovial fluid of joints and restores the balance between its breakdown and production.
Specially designed due to its high molecular weight, it cushions and lubricates the joint leading to reduced pain and stiffness, especially for those suffering osteoarthritis or age related changes.
You will gradually feel the benefits over a couple of weeks and these will go on to last for on average 9 months for Ostenil Plus and 15 months for Durolane
Delivered as a single yearly injection HA is ideal for stress free management of stiff, achy and degenerative joints, not only improving the joint now but protecting and prolonging its function in the longterm.
- Single Injection: Ostenil £235, Durolane £295
- Two Injections: £420 Ostenil Plus, £520 Durolane
WHY USE POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND (POCUS)
Given how relatively cheap and accessible Point of care diagnostic ultrasound scanning (POCUS) is, the additional value when diagnosing and treating conditions it brings is remarkable. See the video corresponding to the points below :
Ability to guide an injection to small spaces/joints to optimise accuracy / effectiveness – Some structures are 1mm thick, such as the shoulder bursae (imagine cling film with olive oil between) so accuracy is required to hit this. Examples where guidance is essential ACJ, retro-calcaneal bursae
Reaching joints / tissues too deep to hit unguided – Examples are the hip joint or Hamstring tendon origin.
Making a diagnosis – Accurate diagnoses can be difficult with structures difficult to distinguish however treatment would be very different – i.e. achilles tendinopathy / retro-calcaneal bursitis
Verifying a diagnoses – some conditions can mimic others or be combined..such as Plantar fasciitis and S1 nerve compressions. POCUS can help corroborate findings.
Joint draining – Should draining be needed to a joint capsule then POCUS is required to direct the needle to the fluid
Monitoring progress – Seeing a change in inflammation or tissue integrity is often only possible with POCUS