A Synvisc injection is a non-surgical treatment for knee arthritis that helps to lubricate the joint and relieve the pain associated with cartilage degeneration. Synvisc injections, available at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, contain hylan, a derivative of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found in the joint’s naturally occurring fluid. Often referred to as “motor oil” for knee joints afflicted with osteoarthritis, Synvisc may help to mitigate joint stiffness and inflammation for up to six months.
In addition to viscosupplementation therapy like Synvisc shots, our orthopaedic and sports injury clinic offers a broad range of non-surgical treatments, including:
- Platelet rich plasma therapy
- Physical therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Cortisone injections
- Pharmacological treatments
- And more
In addition to Synvisc injection therapy (involving three injections, each spaced one week apart) and Synvisc One injection therapy (treatment is condensed into a single injection), Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group also offers hyaluronic acid injections from Hyalgan, Supartz, Orthovisc, and Euflexxa. To learn more about treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee and find out if you are a candidate for Synvisc injection therapy, contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation with one of our Board-certified doctors.