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Hyalgan Treatment

Do You Have Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

Are you experiencing pain or stiffness in your knees?  Or has your doctor already diagnosed you with a condition called “osteoarthritis of the knee”?  If so the information here will help you better understand osteoarthritis or “OA” and the various ways our clinic can help you treat it.

Do You Have Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

OA is a common condition that causes joints to become stiff and painful.  Millions of people have this condition, so if you have been diagnosed with it, you are not alone!

OA causes the smooth cartilage the covers and protects the ends of your bones to break down.  In severe cases, your cartilage thins so much that your bones may begin to rub against each other.  The lubricating ability of the natural fluid in your knee diminishes, and the cartilage no longer cushions the joint as well as it once did!  This results in stiffness, swelling, and pain that can make walking difficult.

Hyalgan Treatment are Helping Those Live Pain Free!

HYALGAN is a kind of hyaluronate that is injected directly into your knee by your health care provider.  HYALGEN is one of the several hyaluronates that have been approved for the relief of OA knee pain.  Hyaluronate is a natural substance found in high amounts in your body’s joint tissue and joint fluid. It acts as a lubricant and shock absorber inside the joint, enabling your knee to work properly.

What Can I Expect From HYALGAN Treatment?

HYALGAN has been proven to provide long-lasting relief of OA knee pain.  In a published clinical trial, 5 injections of HYALGAN given once per week for 5 weeks reduced knee pain for up to 6 months.  Some patients experience pain relief after 3 injections given once per week.

The number of HYALGAN injections the you may need will depend on your condition and response to HYALGAN therapy.

Treatment with HYALGAN is covered by many health insurance plans, including Medicare, most managed care organizations and other third-party insurers.