Hyalgan injection therapy, a nonsurgical treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, is available for patients in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg from Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. Also called viscosupplementation, these injections offer many patients a means of relief from knee joint pain and stiffness without the need for surgery.
Hyalgan injection therapy involves a series of injections of hyaluronan, which is a hydrating substance found naturally in knee cartilage and synovial fluid. Since osteoarthritis causes the gradual decrease of lubrication in the joint cartilage, these injections may help restore viscosity and cushioning to the knee. The Board-certified doctors at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, Daniel Murphy M.D. and Arnold Ramirez M.D., may recommend intra-articular knee injections as part of a broader treatment regimen that includes:
- Physical therapy
- Pharmacologic therapy
- Platelet rich plasma therapy
- Corticosteroid injections
- And more
Our clinic is located at 602 South Howard Avenue, and we accept most insurance plans, including Medicare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, auto insurance, and workers’ compensation.
If you would like to learn more about viscosupplementation using Hyalgan injection therapy and whether you might be a candidate for this form of nonsurgical knee arthritis treatment, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians.