Freedom Health Care hyaluronic acid injections may be the best way to treat osteoarthritis knee pain.
If you're suffering from osteoarthritis, it's likely that the lubricant around your knee joint has become thinner, reducing the fluid motion of the knee. This liquid lubricant, known as synovial fluid, should be thick, but with a thin cushion, you probably are experiencing severe pain.
One of the best treatments is the restoration of your natural lubricant with the same substance injected into the knee. Here at Freedom Health Carewe have specialized and perfected our Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections. Freedom Health Care uses fluoroscopy (x-ray) live image guidance for the injection. We offer this precision image guidance for HA injections to pinpoint exact placement to have far better results.
The injection contains a gel-like mixture made from a substance called hyaluronan. This is a natural substance found in the body and is present in high amounts in joints. The body's own hyaluronan is a lubricant and a shock absorber in the joint establishing proper movement. Once this gel-like fluid is no longer in the knee, friction and pain become a constant. We put this lubricant back in the knee so your "shock absorbers" are active again.
The routine standard of care for joint injections, which can be found in some doctors' offices, is administering without the use of guided equipment. This technique has a 75% accuracy of placement rate. With fluoroscopy (x-ray) injections a success rate of 100% accuracy ensures that the fluid makes it precisely within the joint capsule. This is what sets Freedom Health Care apart from many other injection facilities.
At the same time, it coats the surfaces of your knee joint, removes friction, and helps to make your knee pain disappear. This lubricating shot replaces your thinning hyaluronic acid and helps to protect your cartilage from further deterioration and is completely done under clean and safe conditions.
Freedom Health Care patients are finding that the HA Injection reduces inflammation, relieves pain, restores joint fluids, and protects against future cartilage breakdown.
What are HA injections?
In knees with osteoarthritis, the joint fluid (called synovial fluid) can break down and not provide the cushioning your knee needs.
HA injections supplement your knee joint fluid to relieve the pain and improve the knee joint's natural shock absorbing abilities.
A. Cartilage wears away B. Bone spurs may develop C. Joint fluid breaks down
D. HA replaces joint fluid
As an FDA-approved treatment for osteoarthritis, HA injections have some portion of coverage by Medicare and many insurance carriers also cover a portion of the procedure, significantly reducing your cost of a knee replacement for a pain-free life.
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