Ultrasound-guided injections for osteoarthritis

Specialist treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee

An effective treatment to relieve pain cause by osteoarthritis

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

  • What happens on the day of the procedure? icon plus

    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.
  • After the procedure icon plus

    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.

Our locations

From complex sports injuries to investigative tests and procedures, we provide exceptional muscle management across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Book an appointment

Our team can help with any enquiries or you can make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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