Viscosupplementation

Viscosupplementation vs. Knee Surgery: Is Surgery Your Only Option?

By Michael Hana

Groundbreaking treatment provides knee pain relief without surgery 32.5 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, with knee osteoarthritis accounting for 80% of the disease burden. If recent trends continue, over half of these patients will undergo knee replacement surgery to ease their pain. Understandably, such surgery is not without risks and complications. However, there‚Äôs a less…

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Understanding Viscosupplementation: A Comprehensive Guide

By Michael Hana

Introduction If you’re seeking relief from osteoarthritis knee pain, viscosupplementation may be a viable treatment option. In this article, we will delve into the details of viscosupplementation, explaining its mechanism of action, administration process, effectiveness, and potential side effects. Whether you’re considering Synvisc, Hyalgan, or other viscosupplementation options, this comprehensive guide will provide you with…

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Knee Injections: A Look at the 4 Most Common Types

By Michael Hana

Knee injections are a common medical procedure for treating various knee conditions. The treatment involves injecting medication directly into the knee joint to enhance lubrication and relieve pain or inflammation. Knee injections can be used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, knee injuries, and osteoarthritis. They are typically preferred to knee replacement surgeries as…

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Gel Injections for Knees

By Michael Hana

Gel injections for knees are also known as viscosupplementation. The gel, made of hyaluronic acid, is injected into the knee joint to improve lubrication and enhance shock absorption. The injection should be done by a licensed healthcare professional. Typically, the procedure only takes a few minutes, and patients can resume normal activity immediately. Some people…

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Treatment of Knee Arthritis: 3 Main Treatment Options

By Michael Hana

Although knee arthritis is not curable, there are a variety of options for managing it and slowing down its progression. The main goal of the various treatment options is to reduce pain, improve function, and enhance mobility in the affected knee. Below, we explore the various treatment options for knee arthritis. Lifestyle Modification and Physical…

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About Dr. Hana

Mike Hana is triple board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Practice. He completed his fellowship at the University of Texas, where he also served as an assistant professor training and teaching other physicians the science and the art of performing Image-guided interventions for pain management.