Diagnostics & Treatments

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Hyaluronic acid injections are normally used for the treatment of osteoarthritis by reducing pain and improving the function of our joints and theoretically can be applied to any joint, especially the knee joint.

Research has shown hyaluronic acid injections reduce cartilage erosion and periarticular fibrosis and improve normal movement patterns, e.g. walking/running gait. Hyaluronic acid injections are licensed for use in any joint in the body (except the spine). Patients who are active particularly favour these injections as they work to nourish and lubricate joints mimicking the body’s natural synovial fluid, which generally becomes depleted and less viscous with age. From one course you can expect potential relief for 9-12 months. Ostenil (hyaluronic acid) is widely used in Sports Medicine and is used by most UK premiership Football clubs, Rugby clubs, Cricket clubs and the British Olympic Association.

The injections can be used on a regular basis if required as they have no known side effects, and they are not known to be detrimental to the body’s tissues in any way. Because of its level of safety, hyaluronic acid is classed as a ‘medical device’ rather than a drug. For optimal effect, chronically swollen joints can be injected first with steroid to reduce inflammation and then injected with hyaluronic acid around 4 weeks later, reducing the need for repeated steroid injections. Complete Physio clinical specialist physiotherapists have worked with hyaluronic acid injections for many years and are thus able to give expert advice as to the usefulness for any particular patient presentation.

At ECP hyaluronic acid injection is performed under ultrasound guidance, to visually guide the needle tip to the precise location to ensure the accuracy and maximum effectiveness of the medication to the affected and/or desired joint or soft tissue.

PLEASE NOTE: Ostenil injections are not performed at all locations, therefore please contact ECP to discuss your requirements.

Ostenil Plus (Hyaluronic Acid) Patient Information Leaflets can be found here:

Ostenil Range brochure.pdf

More information on hyluronic acid injections can be found here:

TRB Chemedica Ostenil Plus

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