Injections: Arthrosamid

Arthrosamid is an injection designed to reduce inflammation, improve joint lubrication and therefore reduce associated pain within an arthritic knee joint.

Overview Arthrosamid

What are they

Arthrosamid is an injection that contains polyacrylamide hydrogels (iPAAG). This injection embeds itself into the knee joint membrane to help decrease the joints inflammatory response. Arthrosamid does not break-down like other injections and therefore can provide long term benefit.

How do they work

Ostenil and Synvisc are both well engineered inject-able medications that help restore this balance, which in turn optimises the joints fluid and chemistry.

Many people find hyaluronic injection beneficial for the long term management of osteoarthritis. There are no reported side effects with the use of Ostenil or Synvisc and therefore it is very safe to use.

Please note: these are not pain medication.

The Visco-supplements are designed to improve the well being of the joint. They can help reduce pain, but their real value is in the management of joint, tendon and bursa lubrication.

All injections at the Injection-Clinic are guided

Guided injections ensure the medication is administered directly at the target tissues. This can be inside a joint or within fluid sacs such as bursa. Sometimes guided injections are used to dilate specific tissues and /or separate one layer of tissue away from another. These are referred to as high volume injections.

When to use the medication

Knee joint degeneration is common, affecting millions of persons each year. Consequently new treatments to help relieve symptoms and aid mobility are being developed. The definitive end point for arthritic joints has been to replace the worn joint with a mechanical one. This journey started back in 1891 !

The process of mechanical replacement has been refined and currently outcomes are good, but not without risk. Arthrosamid is a non-surgical treatment that aims to help preserve your own knee joint and minimise pain. It will not re-generate the worn joint surface but can help provide an improved quality of life without the risks of surgery.

Side effects

Post injection flare up ( increased inflammatory response) has been reported. This did not however affect the long term outcome.

The risk, as always, includes the injection process itself. To minimise this risks Arthosamid is administered in conjunction with anti biotics and the use of sterile equipment and ultrasound guidance. The risk of complication is very low.

How long do they last?

Arthrosamid does not breakdown when injected into the knee joint. Therefore the benefits can last several years.

Please note: Clinical experience of real patients who have undergone this treatment administered by the InjectionClinic have varied.

No treatment has 100% success. Not all treatments work on every individual.

InjectionClinic aims to match the right treatment for your condition and then administer the treatment in the most effective way.

How much do they cost?

The price of a guided Arthrosamid Injection is £2300.

Patients must contact the clinic prior to booking an appointment for Arthrosamid Treatment so their problem can be discussed.

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