Hyalgan Injection is a non-operative, out-patient pain management procedure which treats patients diagnosed with pain caused by arthritis of the knee. A local anesthesia is applied to the area of injection. Then, a needle is inserted to inject contrast solution. A live x-ray called a fluoroscope is used with the contrast solution to position the needle for the Hyalgan injection. The purpose of Hyalgan is to bond with the fluid in the knee to cushion and lubricate the joint.
Who Should Use Hyalgan Injection?
Hyalgan was specifically designed for the treatment of osteoarthritis knee pain. When simple painkillers or exercise and therapy are not enough, these injections can help alleviate knee pain. While most patients will only need a couple of injections, it really depends on how far their osteoarthritis has progressed, how much pain the patient is experiencing, and what has worked, or hasn’t worked, for the patient in the past.
What’s in a Hyalgan Injection?
According to the Hyalgan website, the injection is a “sterile mixture that is made up mostly of a natural, highly purified sodium hyaluronate that comes from rooster combs. Hyaluronate is a natural chemical found in the body and it is present in a particularly high amount in joint tissues and in the fluid that fills the joins.”
If you need an evaluation or consultation or would simply like to learn more about receiving a Hyalgan Injection, please contact us at (201) 729-0001 and ask for one of our specialists. Our conveniently located clinics can be found in West Orange, Aberdeen, Clifton, and Lyndhurst.