Hyaluronic Acid Injection Used for Management of Osteoarthritic Pain

This is a short presentation on intra-articular knee injection. This presentation gives brief idea about hyaluronic acid injection used for management of osteoarthritic pain.

Hyaluronic acid is substance similar to the synovial fluid which is present in our knees. It is a viscosupplementation injection that lubricates and helps to cushion the joint. The mechanism of action of the injection is it stimulates the natural lining of the joint to produce natural joint fluid, reduces joint pain by coating the damaged joint lining and by its anti inflammatory action.

Disclaimer: This presentation is solely for educational purpose of patients.

Krishna Dr. A. Mohan Krishna, M.S. Ortho, MCh Orth(UK) is currently a consultant orthopedic surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills. He is part of the orthopedic team and he specializes in fracture management, arthroscopy, primary hip and knee arthroplasties, and paediatric orthopedics. He has presented papers in the orthopedic specialty.
Presentation used with permission from Dr. A. Mohan Krishna.