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Experience Advanced Knee Pain Relief with Arthrosamid Injections in London

Understanding Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common, degenerative joint disease that primarily affects the knee, leading to pain, stiffness, and a significant reduction in quality of life. Traditional treatments have ranged from physical therapy and medications to surgical interventions in more advanced cases. Arthrosamid has emerged as a novel, non-surgical intervention designed to provide long-lasting pain relief for individuals suffering from knee OA. This innovative treatment utilises a non-biodegradable hydrogel injected into the knee joint.

woman holding painful knee

What is Arthrosamid?

Arthrosamid® is an injectable, clear, hydrophilic gel that is both non-absorbable and non-biodegradable. It is composed of a solid framework of non-biodegradable polyacrylamide (2.5%) intertwined with non-pyrogenic water (97.5%).

This product is provided in six sterile, pre-filled syringes designed for single use, containing 1 mL of the gel in each syringe. This hydrogel acts as a cushion inside the joint and is designed to integrate with the tissue within the knee, providing support and reducing pain without degrading over time. The unique properties of Arthrosamid® allow it to offer both immediate and sustained relief from OA symptoms, making it an attractive option for those seeking alternatives to traditional therapies.

Arthrosamid prefilled syringe

The Arthrosamid® Knee Injection Procedure at ACTIVATE in London

The injection procedure is minimally invasive and typically conducted in an outpatient setting by an experienced doctor. It involves an ultrasound guided injection of Arthrosamid® directly into the intra-articular space of the knee. The procedure is quick, does not require hospitalisation, and patients can usually resume normal activities shortly afterward. The simplicity and safety of the procedure make it an appealing option for many patients.

ultrasound guided knee injection

Benefits and Efficacy

Arthrosamid® has been shown to provide significant pain relief within four weeks post-injection, with the effects sustained over a period of 156 weeks in clinical trials. This long-term relief is a key advantage of Arthrosamid® over other injectable treatments for OA, which may require more frequent administration. The hydrogel's safety and efficacy are supported by over two decades of research and development, along with clinical trials that document its positive impact on patients' pain levels and mobility.

man feeling well after knee injection

Safety and Considerations

As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and considerations associated with Arthrosamid® injections. However, the hydrogel has been extensively tested for biocompatibility and safety, with a very low incidence of adverse effects reported. It is crucial for patients to discuss their individual medical history and potential risks with their healthcare provider before proceeding with the treatment.

ACTIVATE Your Journey to Knee Pain Relief

Arthrosamid® offers a promising new avenue for managing knee osteoarthritis, providing a safe, effective, and long-lasting alternative to traditional treatments. Patients struggling with OA symptoms are encouraged to explore this option further with their healthcare provider.

For those interested in learning more about Arthrosamid Knee Injection, booking a consultation at ACTIVATE Musculoskeletal Clinic in London Harley Street with Dr Alnaib can be the first step towards managing their knee osteoarthritis more effectively. Patients can find more detailed information and schedule a consultation through the clinic's website

This comprehensive exploration of Arthrosamid® for knee osteoarthritis aims to inform and empower patients considering this treatment option. Remember, the decision to proceed with any medical treatment should always be made in consultation with a qualified healthcare provider to ensure it aligns with your individual health needs and circumstances.

About the Author: Dr. Mustafa Alnaib MBChB, MRCS, MSc, FEBOT is an orthopaedic surgeon, musculoskeletal doctor and Clinic Director at ACTIVATE Musculoskeletal Clinic in Kent


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