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Hyalgan Injection Therapyfor knee pain relief

  • What is Hyalgan?

    Hyalgan injection is a solution that contains a natural constituent called hyaluronate. Hyaluronate is typically found in the joint fluid that lubricates and cushions the knee joint. Hyalgan injections have been safely used for 24 years globally. Nearly more than 40 million injections have been given. This injection is injected into the knees to relieve the pain. This injection therapy is an option for people who do not get tolerable pain relief from simple over the counter painkillers (like Advil or Tylenol, etc.) or by doing exercise and going to physical therapy. Hyalgan injections also can be used in addition to prescription pain relievers (like Naprosyn, Mobic, Celebrex, etc.).

    Hyalgan is injected directly into the patients’ knees by the health care provider.

  • What is Hyalgan?

    Hyalgan injection is a solution that contains a natural constituent called hyaluronate. Hyaluronate is typically found in the joint fluid that lubricates and cushions the knee joint. Hyalgan injections have been safely used for 24 years globally. Nearly more than 40 million injections have been given. This injection is injected into the knees to relieve the pain. This injection therapy is an option for people who do not get tolerable pain relief from simple over the counter painkillers (like Advil or Tylenol, etc.) or by doing exercise and going to physical therapy. Hyalgan injections also can be used in addition to prescription pain relievers (like Naprosyn, Mobic, Celebrex, etc.).

    Hyalgan is injected directly into the patients’ knees by the health care provider.

  • What is Hyalgan?

    Hyalgan injection is a solution that contains a natural constituent called hyaluronate. Hyaluronate is typically found in the joint fluid that lubricates and cushions the knee joint. Hyalgan injections have been safely used for 24 years globally. Nearly more than 40 million injections have been given. This injection is injected into the knees to relieve the pain. This injection therapy is an option for people who do not get tolerable pain relief from simple over the counter painkillers (like Advil or Tylenol, etc.) or by doing exercise and going to physical therapy. Hyalgan injections also can be used in addition to prescription pain relievers (like Naprosyn, Mobic, Celebrex, etc.).

    Hyalgan is injected directly into the patients’ knees by the health care provider.

Hyalgan - Frequently Asked Questions

Who should consider Hyalgan treatment?

When first line of treatments for osteoarthritis knee pain, such as painkillers, exercise, and physical therapy do not work, treatment with Hyalgan may be right for you depending on how far your osteoarthritis has progressed. Hyalgan treatment may help to relieve osteoarthritis knee pain and help you to continue doing the things you want to do.


How soon does Hyalgan work?

Hyalgan treatments can being to show results within 1-2 weeks after the series of three injections. The amount of pain relief differs from person to person depending upon the severity of osteoarthritis. Some people can benefit from three Hyalgan shots at weekly intervals; others need the five shot series. Hyalgan treatment can safely be repeated every six months.


What to expect with Hyalgan treatment?

Hyalgan is a 5-injection treatment course given at weekly interval that provides long lasting pain relief for up to 6-12 months. It can be repeated safely within 6-12 months, if needed for additional pain relief. Follow up with physician or medical provider is essential for proper evaluation and modification of any treatment plan, if needed. Some patients’ may get benefits with 3 Hyalgan injections given at weekly interval.


Is Hyalgan a safe choice?

The reason Hyalgan is a safe choice because they are naturally occurring chemical/substitute and are not like manufactured drugs. These injections work locally where they are needed and their mechanism of action is different than oral pain medications. Hyalgan does not pass or need to through the bloodstream to work. The most common adverse effects reported are injection site swelling and irritation.

• Hyalgan does not interfere with any other medications that a patient might be taking for osteoarthritis or for any other reason

• Hyalgan possibly Prevents further damage by replacing joint fluid.

• Hyalgan injections have been shown to be safe for repeat treatment in a 30 month study.

• No allergic symptoms (e.g. pseudo septic reaction) are reported with Hyalgan injections.


Does Medicare and other insurances pay for Hyalgan injections?

Yes. The treatment is covered by most insurances depending on medical necessity.


What are the side-affects of Hyalgan?

The side-effects of Hyalgan are usually very mild and do not last very long. These include pain, swelling, redness, itching, rash, or bruising around the joint. Most of these resolve in a short time.


Will I have to repeat the treatment?

Most people will have pain relief with a series of 3 injection, one week apart. Others may need a 5-injection series depending upon the progression and severity of osteoarthritis. Treatment can be repeated every 6 months as needed.


Are there other injections available?

Yes. Other alternatives include the new human Mesenchymal stem-cell injections which have shown evidence of meniscus regeneration and improvement in knee pain. Corticosteroid injections are other alternatives.



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