COMBINATION THERAPY FOR JOINT ARTHRITIS
Our regenerative combination therapy helps break this cycle by incorporating all the factors that are required for creating the best healing environment for the cartilage, by providing the cells which can differentiate and are the building blocks for the cartilage and by replenishing the lost joint fluid.
Three Stages of Therapy
This therapy involves three stages;
BMAC (Bone Marrow aspirate Cells) Stem Cell treatment
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection
Viscosupplementation (Hyaluronic acid) injection
The stem cells provide the cellular therapy for cartilage healing, PRP provides anti-inflammatory factors and pro-healing factors which create the right environment in which healing takes place and viscosupplementation replenishes the lost hyaluronic acid.
The aim of our combination therapy is to promote healing of joint cartilage and delay progression of your arthritis and this in turn helps improve pain, mobility and function while reducing swelling and stiffness of the joints.
Combination Therapy Of Joint Arthritis
WHAT IS VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance present in the synovial fluid of your joints. In your knees, synovial fluid, a thick gel-like liquid, helps cushion your joint and absorb the shock of walking, running, twisting, and turning. People with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee have lower levels of hyaluronic acid in their synovial fluid. Therefore, their joints are less “greased” and less able to protect the bones and cartilage from damage and destruction. Viscosupplementation, a popular treatment for OA of the knee, injects hyaluronic acid (also called hyaluron and hyaluronate) into the affected knee in order to hopefully return some mobility to the joint.
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION TREATMENT?
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO FEEL RELIEF FROM MY VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION PROCEDURE?
HOW IS VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION CARRIED OUT?
The procedure begins by understanding and assessing damage in the joint, if there is any sort of swelling and inflammation in the joint involved. Once the diagnosis is made and you are suitable for the injection, this is carried out in the clinic. Following the injection, you will be asked to avoid excessive weight bearing on the leg, standing for longer durations, heavy lifting or jogging. You will need to be in a relaxed state but can continue with daily activities for the first 48 hours.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS/SIDE EFFECTS WITH AN VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION INJECTION?
In rare scenarios, some patients may develop a local allergy-like reaction in the knee. In these cases, the knee tends to become full of fluid, red, warm, and painful. In such circumstances, you should call your consultant to give you further instructions. Some other rare conditions such as infection and bleeding can occur after the procedure.
CAN I HAVE REPEAT VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION INJECTIONS?
will I need POST TREATMENT CARE
If you have had a good response to the Viscosupplementation injection it can be repeated again in 6 to 8 months time.
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