Our joints facilitate the movement in our body, so they tend to take on a lot of stress. For example, the knee is one of the most important joints in the body, ensuring smooth articulation between the thigh and lower leg. The knee bears the entire weight of the body and also functions as a shock absorber for the body. As a result, it can be subject to wear and tear and conditions such as arthritis. While mild to moderate conditions usually resolve with oral medications, chronic knee pain may require invasive treatment. Orthopedists usually recommend knee injections before recommending knee surgery.
The following are some of the types of injections, Metro Healthcare Partners offers to relive joint pain and treat chronic conditions to avoid surgery.
Corticosteroid injections are a group of medications that are related to the cortisone steroid. They mimic the effects of cortisol produced naturally by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids can help reduce inflammation.
With the injection, corticosteroid gets quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, providing quick relief from inflammation. The benefits of the injection could last for up to 6 months, depending on the particular condition of the pain.
Hyaluronic Acid Injection
Gel injections or hyaluronic acid supplements are common options for knee pain injections. The treatment involves injecting hyaluronic acid directly into the knee joint to supplement the quantities of this acid naturally present the body.
Depending on the treatment option, you could receive a single injection or an injection every week for up to 5 weeks or less.
MONOVISC® and ORTHOVISC® injections
MONOVISC® and ORTHOVISC® are hyaluronic acid injections that can relieve pain and get you back on your feet. MHP offers these FDA-approved joint injections for those people suffering from pain which has failed the traditional conservative treatment strategies. Both Monovisc and Orthovisc are viscosupplements that provide pain relief, but differ in the way they are administered. While Monovisc is a single injection, Orthovisc is administered in a series of three injections. Though individual results may vary, some people feel pain relief after the first injection. These joint injections may relieve pain for up to 6 months.
MONOVISC® and ORTHOVISC® injections in action
With the expertise of our skilled clinicians, who have been working with this viscosupplementation injection for over ten years, viable candidates are selected for this in-office procedure. They will then work with the patient to determine the number of injections needed to provide relief from pain.
After the treatment, patients may be advised to avoid strenuous activity for about 48 hours. These injections provide pain relief and improve functionality without the need for additional medications. Studies continue to demonstrate the long-term pain-free effectiveness of this injection. It has been shown to delay joint replacement surgery.
To schedule a consultation, call (718) 769-2521 or send an email to email@example.com. We accept most major medical insurance plans as well as Medicare, Medicaid, No-Fault, and Workers’ Compensation.
Dr. Brian Haftel
Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist