Visco Suppliment

Visco supplement is a medical procedure during which a lubricating fluid is injected into a joint. Also called as sodium hyaluronate or hyaluronan injections.

 

Visco supplement is most commonly used to treat symptoms of knee arthritis. Sodium hyaluronate is a key component of the joint fluid in the healthy joints but is found in lower concentration in osteoarthritic joint.

 

By adding hyaluronic to the existing joint fluid, of an arthritic knee joint results in

 

  • Better knee movement
  • Decrease pain
  • Slow osteoarthritic progression

Eligibility

 

Typical candidates for visco supplementation are people with knee osteoarthritis who have failed to improve with other non-surgical treatments.

 

Following the injections

 

  • It generally advised that the patient should undergo rehabilitation programme to strengthen the muscles around the knees to improve.
  • The rehab/physio includes gentle, progressive knee strenghthing exercises.

 

How visco supplementation works?

 

About 6ml of sodium hyluronate is injected directly into the joint capsule. Sodium hyluronate is a key component of the joint fluid. It gives the joint fluid its viscous, slippery quality, which does the following.

 

  • Enables the bones, cartilage-covered surfaces, to glide against each other, and reducing joint friction.
  • Adds cushion to protect joints during impact (during weight bearing activity).