“Nothing lasts forever and everything surrenders in time.”
As hard as it is to read the quote above, this is a reality everyone must fully accept. As you age, there will be inevitable changes in your body that no amount of self-care could liberate. Your physical appearance and vitality won’t remain as pristine as you were 20 years back.
Your skin begins to lose its youthfulness, digestion won’t be as powerful as it once was, and in some extreme cases, your joints may start to get a little rusty. Unfortunately, the latter is a typical discomfort associated with ageing. And the most common joint problem is osteoarthritis.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects the joint cartilage, usually in the knees, causing unbearable joint pain. As a result, the affected area’s range of motion becomes limited from the discomfort.
Although age is the primary culprit behind this joint problem, obesity, joint injury, and abnormally shaped hips and knees may also influence the manifestation of osteoarthritis.
If you’re suffering from similar problems, some treatments can help alleviate your pain. One of the most popular ones is the Monovisc knee pain treatment. We’ll tell you what you need to know about this treatment.
Lubricate Rusty Joints with Monovisc
During osteoarthritis, the cartilage that cushions the connection of two bones steadily softens and disintegrates. This causes the exposed bones to grind against each other, resulting in a painful sensation. In extreme cases, inflammation may occur due to excess synovial fluid production in the knees.
Anyone is vulnerable to osteoarthritis, and if you’re looking for an effective remedy to your long withstanding pain, BH Medical Aesthetics Clinic offers Monovisc for knee osteoarthritis.
What is Monovisc Knee Pain Treatment?
Monovisc is a single injection visco supplement that treats joint pains caused by osteoarthritis. The gel-like substance administered is manufactured from purified, partially cross-linked sodium hyaluronate obtained from non-avian sources. Monovisc treatment restores the original viscoelasticity of knees by reinforcing the hyaluronic acid found in the synovial fluid.
The Monovisc Advantage
Convenient single injection treatment
Concentrated, non-animal sourced HA
Long lasting relief through 26 weeks
Better patient compliance with a single injection than a multi injection product
No confirmed pseudo septic reactions reported
How does the treatment work?
As time passes, joints suffer from degeneration that results in osteoarthritis. Much like oil greases an engine, visco supplementation or Monovisc injection lubricates the cartilage. This process significantly reduces the pain sensation from the grinding of the two bones and offers long term-relief for people suffering from osteoarthritis.
The procedure for Monovisc knee pain treatment are as follows:
Consultation with the physician will help them safely determine the most suitable approach to insert the needle into the knee capsule.
A local anesthetic may be applied to numb the knee area. This will aid in reducing any sudden movements and pain the patient may experience from the injection.
In cases where the knee is swollen from excess synovial fluid, the doctor may choose to extract this via a needle and syringe.
The Monovisc injection is directly administered to the knee joint through one side of the knee using a new sterile syringe.
Once finished, the injection area is cleaned and bandaged. And the doctor will ask the patient to repeatedly straighten and bend the treated knee to distribute the Monovisc fluid throughout the knee joint.
How long does the treatment last?
One Monovisc application can relieve knee pain from osteoarthritis for as early as 2 weeks following the treatment and can last up to 26 weeks or approximately 6 months.
What are post-procedure cares after Monovisc injection?
Patients are advised to rest for 12-24 hours after visco supplementation. This will help reduce the pain from the injection and limit the possibility of hyaluronic acid flushing out of the knee capsule.
Within 48 hours from Monovisc treatment, strenuous activities like jogging and high-impact sports are not-advised. Likewise, weight-bearing activities, walking, and standing shouldn’t be more than an hour.
Where can I receive Monovisc knee pain treatment?
No need to go anywhere else because you can receive the finest Monovisc knee pain treatment right in Singapore.
BH Medical Aesthetics Clinic offers Monovisc for knee osteoarthritis using ultra-pure, biocompatible, and resorbable hyaluronic acid. So say goodbye to stiff knees and rusty mobility. If you are interested or you have any questions regarding our treatments, call us on 6733 2555.