Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a viscosupplementation - a medical procedure during which lubricating fluid is injected into a joint. While traditionally used for healing wounds, burns and skin ulcers, (HA) is also a key fluid found in the synovial cavity. In patients with osteoarthritis, (HA) breaks down and is believed to be a contributing factor in stiffness and joint pain. An injection of (HA) will help restore these critical synovial fluids and alleviate pain.
Durolane, a transparent gel which contains high levels of (HA), has been used by our patients in conjunction with PRP treatment, showing positive results. Durolane varies from other (HA) products as it is produced without any animal-sourced materials, decreasing the risk of any immunological or anaphylactic reactions.