viscosupplementation

viscosupplementation

Orthopedics The injection of hyaluronan or derivatives–hylans into joints to manage osteoathritis, improve synovial fluid elasticity and viscosity and relieve pain. See Osteoarthritis.
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Based on drug class, the global osteoarthritis drugs market has been segmented into corticosteroids, NSAIDs & others, and viscosupplementation agents.
Global Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction Market By Product (Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM), Allograft, Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP), Viscosupplementation Products, Synthetic Bone Substitutes, Others), Type (Knee, Ankle, Hip, Wrist & Shoulder, Spine, Others), Application (Osteoarthritis & Degenerative Arthritis, Spinal Fusion, Fracture Recovery, Soft Tissue Injuries, Maxillofacial & Dental Applications), End User (Hospitals & Ambulatory Centers, Research & Academic Institute), Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) - Industry Trends & Forecast to 2026
This led to introduction of viscosupplementation (VS) therapy, which is the intra-articular (IA) injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) or its derivatives in an attempt to enhance the elasticity and thickness of the synovial fluid.
The aim of our study was to investigate the efficacy and synovial changes with viscosupplementation therapy in treating hemophilic arthropathy of the knee.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Intra-articular Knee Injections Show No Superiority Versus Viscosupplementation: A Randomized Controlled
Delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC) shows no change in cartilage structural composition after viscosupplementation in patients with early-stage knee osteoarthritis.
Q Can viscosupplementation be used for other arthritic joints besides the knee?
Exclusion criteria also included radiologically confirmed OA in the ankle or hip joints, intra-articular corticosteroid or viscosupplementation injection to either knee joint within 3 months of study participation, or any musculoskeletal or neurological impairment, dermatological or circulatory problems in the lower extremities that might affect ambulation.
Viscosupplementation (VS) is a minimally invasive technique that involves replacement of synovial fluid by intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) which restores its concentration and molecular weight in joint cavity [8].
Esdaile, "Viscosupplementation: therapeutic mechanisms and clinical potential in osteoarthritis of the knee," Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, vol.