Viscosupplementation: Empowering Movement Through Innovation

Workings of the Supplementation

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in joint fluid that acts as a lubricant and shock absorber. In OA, hyaluronic acid levels in the joint decrease, leading to increased friction between bones. This therapy aims to supplement this loss by reintroducing high molecular weight hyaluronic acid into the joint. The injected hyaluronic acid lubricates the joint and absorbs shock, thereby relieving pain and improving mobility. It also stimulates production of natural hyaluronic acid by synovial cells of the joint.