Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural fluid in all connective tissue and joints that lubricates the joint and provides protection and cushioning to the articular cartilage. Those who suffer from Osteoarthritis have less lubricant in their joints than others, and the lubricant that is present is less effective than normal. Osteoarthritis can be treated by injection lab-made Hyaluronic acid into your joints.
By injecting your joint with HA, you are provided with the much needed lubricant that renews and restores your joint fluid back to normal. This protection not only relieves pain, it can slow the progression of arthritis by removing friction in the joint. Normally the improvement in joint health and pain relief lasts about six months.
Blind (or unguided) HA injections are the norm at most orthopedic clinics, however, this method of injection has only a 75% accuracy rate. At ActiJoint, we used ultrasound-guided injections to provide 100% accuracy in ensuring that the medication makes it precisely within the joint capsule. The membrane of the joint capsule is thick and nearly impenetrable, so unless the fluid is injected directly into the joint capsule, it cannot get in otherwise. This is one of the many aspects that sets The Active Joint Institute apart as a leading HA injection facility.