Complete Physio are delighted to announce that they are now offering hyaluronic acid injections for treatment of a range of arthritic joints in our Bankside, Swiss Cottage, Broadgate and Chelsea clinics.
Hyaluronic acid injections have been shown to reduce pain and improve function in joints such as the knee with mild to moderate osteoarthritis with the effects lasting from 4 to 12 months. We have found are often recommended to patients as a safe and effective way of managing osteoarthritis but rarely available on the NHS.
This is a healthy and sustainable way for active people to manage the effects of wear and tear in their joints which allows them to continue to exercise. The treatment has been around for nearly 20 years but in the past the price of the hyaluronic acid was much higher and unaffordable for many. In recent years the costs have dropped and now is becoming increasingly popular in mainstream use as a safer and longer acting alternative to steroid. It also has the added benefit of being nourishing for the joint so aiding preservation of joint surfaces and thus longevity of the joint
Studies confirm hyaluronic acid injections :
* reduce pain
* improve lubrication
* improve shock absorption
* improve nutrition to joint surfaces
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance and therefore is an extremely safe form of treatment. Hyaluronic acid has been licensed as a ‘medical device’ and therefore does not require a medical prescription for use.
Highly specialist practitioners at complete physio have been using for over 10 years in clinical practice and happy to discuss if this treatment is appropriate for your condition. All injections are performed under ultrasound guidance to ensure accurate placement and minimise discomfort from the procedure. (Hyaluronic acid is not suitable for injection into joints of spine or pelvis)
Hyaluronic acid injections Ostenil Plus £260 , Durolane £350. If patients supplies their own hyaluronic acid purchased on prescription the ultrasound guided injection can be performed for £150