Knee Gel Injections

0891364001652735986.jpgWhat is a knee gel injection?

  • Hyaluronan is injected into the knee joint. Hyaluronan is a naturally occurring chemical in the body that is used as a lubricant and absorbs shock in the knee joint. As such, for those who have poor quality of hyaluronan- such as those who have osteoarthritis- this procedure is done to aid in pain relief that can not be helped with simple pain medication or exercise.

Things to know before:

  • For the following 48 hours after the procedure, avoid activities such as jogging, standing for a long period of time (over an hour), or lifting heavy objects. 

Some possible side effects of ORTHOVISC can include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Heat
  • Rash
  • Itching 
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • However, these side effects are typically mild and not long-lasting.

Cortisone vs Hyaluronic Acid:

  • Cortisone- This injection is an anti-inflammatory that is used to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation for patients who have arthritis.
  • Hyaluronic acid- This injection is a substance that naturally occurs in joints and bones and acts as a form of lubrication and absorbs shock. The purpose of this injection is to decrease pain as well as improve the function of the joints. 
  • One main difference between these injections is that Hyaluronic acid is not immediate- as it takes about 4 weeks to notice- however, it lasts longer than Cortisone.

Locations

8245 E Monte Vista Rd #200

Anaheim, CA 92808 US

(714) 974-0100

(714) 829-3404

320 Superior Avenue, Suite 350

Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

(714) 974-0100

(714) 829-3404

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

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