Ultrasound-guided injections for osteoarthritis

SPECIALIST TREATMENT FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE


An effective treatment to relieve pain cause by osteoarthritis

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What is Arthrosamid®?

Arthrosamid® is a new and effective treatment injected into the knee to help treat the pain caused by osteoarthritis. The injection contains a hydrogel that works by cushioning and improving lubrication around the knee joint, reducing stiffness and pain and helping to improve movement. As the hydrogel doesn’t degrade, it provides long-lasting relief in just a single injection.

Need to know

At the time of the injection, you'll have a scan to determine the exact point of injection – this will be marked on your skin. The skin will also be cleaned with antiseptic, to avoid infection. 

If your joint is very swollen, the radiologist will remove excess fluid with a needle. Next, the radiologist will inject corticosteroid and local anaesthetic into your joint (or the soft tissue surrounding the joint or tendon) under the guidance of the ultrasound. The procedure will typically take around 10-15 minutes.

You can leave as soon as the procedure is finished, but you should avoid strenuous exercise for the first few days. You should feel some pain relief within 24 hours.

Clinical trials have shown that most patients noticed a significant reduction in pain symptoms by week four and this level of pain reduction was maintained at the one-year follow-up period.

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Mr Andrew Goldberg OBE

Mr Andrew Goldberg OBE

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Giles Stafford

Mr Giles Stafford

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Mazin Ibrahim

Mr Mazin Ibrahim

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Rob Pollock

Mr Rob Pollock

Orthopaedic Surgery

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The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London

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