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Viscosupplementation treating Osteoarthritis

Here's a brief summary on how viscosupplementation can treat arthritis: "Osteoarthritis should no longer be considered an inevitable accompaniment of aging but rather a dynamic and largely treatable disease. Recently, the FDA approved the use of hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid, hylan), a high molecular weight sugar, for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee for patients who have failed treatment with acetaminophen, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents) and physical therapy. The drug is given as a series of weekly injections directly into the affected joint (viscosupplementation) over three to five weeks. The beneficial results -- relief of pain, improved joint mobility and improved ambulation -- appear to last for several months to one year." Barland, MD. Emerging Treatments: Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis "The Doctor Will See You Now." 2005.

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