Osteoarthritis Treatment Bayonne and Bloomfield

Viscosupplementation/ Gel Injections

Osteoarthritis develops slowly causing increased pain over time. Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are many treatment options to help people manage pain and stay active.
 
In its early stages, arthritis of the knee is treated with nonsurgical methods including:
Modified activity
Weight loss
Pain relievers, such as anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen
Physical therapy
Corticosteroid injections
At Augustin Orthopedics, Dr. Augustin offers another treatment option, a procedure called viscosupplementation. If you have tried all other nonsurgical treatment methods and your pain continues to limit your activities, viscosupplementation may be an option.
 
In this procedure, a gel-like fluid called hyaluronic acid is injected into the knee joint. The hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly over each other and as a shock absorber for joint loads. In theory, adding hyaluronic acid to the arthritic joint will facilitate movement and reduce pain.
Dr. Augustin has had much success with this procedure enabling his patients to continue their active lifestyles.

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Augustin Orthopedics (Bayonne)
526 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 07002 | > Directions
201.437.9700
Augustin Orthopedics (Bloomfield)
299 Glenwood Ave 2nd Fl
Bloomfield, NJ 07003| > Directions
973.680.4200