Orthobiologics are biological substances that are made from substances that occur naturally in the body. These are used to help injuries to heal more quickly and for arthritis to help bones and tissues regenerate and heal.
In addition to stem cells, PRP, and amniotic products, we can use Orthobiologics such as Synvisc, Synvisc-1, Hyalgan, Hymovisc, and Orthovisc.
These are injectables with a gel consistency. We usually use these for knee osteoarthritis to cushion the joint but we can also use for other joints.
We use our NextGen Logice® ultrasound machine to help image the needle and the joint. The hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the interior of the joint that contains cartilage and joint fluid.
Here is a video of the injection by the manufacturer. At Sikora Integrative Medicine, we ensure greater precision with the use of ultrasound guidance.
If you would like a consultation please contact the office, and we will schedule one to answer any questions you may have.
Synvisc® contains a gel-like mixture made from a substance called hyaluronan that comes from chicken combs. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in the body and is present in very high amounts in joints. The body’s own hyaluronan acts like a lubricant and a shock absorber in the joint and is needed for the joint to work properly.
SYNVISC® is the same formulation as Synvisc-One®. The only difference is that Synvisc-One® is provided with one injection, compared to the three injections required for SYNVISC®. Both treatments can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief.
Some patients may begin to feel osteoarthritis knee pain relief immediately. Although everyone responds differently, most patients feel the greatest relief 8 to 12 weeks after the injection.Although all patients respond differently, your osteoarthritis knee pain relief can last up to six months.