Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural element present in joints. Injection of HA can improve mobility, acting as a natural lubricant and reducing pain. Injections are performed under X-ray guidance to ensure the solution is delivered exactly into the joint.
We use HA injections to help relieve pain from osteoarthritis or mechanical difficulties in joints. Hips, knees, and ankles are the most commonly treated, and relief can last up to 12 months. We provide all HA products (Durolane, Monovisc, Synvisc, and others) onsite to patients at cost*, including newer generation products containing a combination of HA and steroid (Cingal). A prescription is required. Your doctor may request an initial diagnostic steroid injection before HA injections (except Cingal).
For more information on osteoarthritis and these injections, read the article Guidelines for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis.
*Medications are provided at cost, but prices vary depending on dosage and manufacturer. Please contact our pain management department for the most current price.
Medications are provided at cost, but prices vary depending on dosage and manufacturer. Please contact our pain management department at 403-777-3122 for the most current price.