Viscosupplementation is a procedure to treat arthritic pain of the knee, when all the non-surgical treatment methods fail to relieve pain. People with osteoarthritis are depleted of hyaluronic acid in their joints. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the synovial fluid of the joint
Viscosupplementation involves injecting hyaluronic acid into joint space. This acts as a shock absorber and lubricant which enables the bones of the joint to glide smoothly over each other. This is an effective procedure that:
One to five shots of hyaluronic acid are given over several weeks, depending on the product used and its effect lasts for several months.