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Ostenil plus Knee Injection

Great treatment for mild to moderate osteoarthritis knee

  • 30 min
  • 220 British pounds
  • Keep Moving Podiatry

Service Description

Ostenil Plus is a solution containing hyaluronic acid developed specifically for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It can be injected into the knee to decrease pain and stiffness and improve the other symptoms of osteoarthritis. The hyaluronic acid in Ostenil® Plus is very pure and is manufactured using a process called fermentation. It contains no animal proteins, which means it is very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. The addition of Mannitol (a simple sugar derivative) to Ostenil® Plus allows the Hyaluronic Acid to work for longer and more efficiently in the joint, enabling effective symptom reduction with a single injection. Ostenil® Plus has been extensively tested and has not been found to cause any serious side effects. What is a synovial joint? A synovial joint is one in which the ends of the bones are enclosed in a capsule containing a thick, slippery liquid called synovial fluid. The capsule is made of strong, fibrous tissue and is lined with a membrane called the synovial membrane. The bone ends are covered in a smooth layer of a tough, rubbery substance known as cartilage. The synovial fluid in the joint capsule has four important functions: 1- It keeps the bones slightly apart, protecting their cartilage coverings from wear and tear 2- It absorbs shocks, again protecting the cartilage 3- It lubricates the joint, helping it to work freely and easily 4- It acts as a filter, letting nutrients reach the cartilage, but blocking the passage of harmful cells and substances. The most important component of synovial fluid is a substance called hyaluronic acid. It is this substance that lets synovial fluid perform its four different functions all at the same time. Most of the joints in your body are synovial joints. Good examples, besides the knee, include the hip and the shoulder. What happens in osteoarthritis? The hyaluronic acid in synovial fluid does not stay there for a whole lifetime but is continuously broken down and replaced. Normally, there is an exact balance between the breakdown of old hyaluronic acid and the production of new hyaluronic acid. In osteoarthritis, however, this balance is disturbed and breakdown happens faster than production. As a result, the synovial fluid becomes more watery and stops working properly. Due to the change in the synovial fluid – and for other, more complex reasons – the cartilage in the joint gradually wears away lead to the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Cancellation Policy

A fee of 50% will be charged if an appointment is cancelled or broken without 24 hours notice.

Contact Details

  • 32b Manchester Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, UK


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