For patients suffering from chronic arthritis of the knees, hyaluronic acid is utilized to create a barrier between the bones of the joint. Hyaluronic acid injections are administered using state of the art sonographic visualization for precise placement of the injection material.
In this procedure, a gel-like fluid called hyaluronic acid is injected into the knee joint. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the synovial fluid surrounding joints. It acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly over each other and as a shock absorber for joint loads. People with osteoarthritis have a lower-than-normal concentration of hyaluronic acid in their joints. Adding hyaluronic acid to the arthritic joint often helps facilitate movement and reduce pain.