Joint Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee in Delray Beach, FL
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Dr. Zavoyski provides a wide variety of joint injections for the treatment of osteoarthritis at Delray Orthopaedic Center. These injections are used to improve pain in those patients who are suffering with osteoarthritis but feel that it is too early to undergo a surgical procedure. At Delray Orthopaedic Center we are able to provide:
Cortisone Injections: Also known as steroid injections. These injections are given for painful hip and knee osteoarthritis. These injections are by far the most common type of injection given for osteoarthritis and is covered by most insurances. The cortisone injection typically provides relief for approximately 3 months and can be given even with bone on bone osteoarthritis. There is some caution people with diabetes and people with immune system disorders or compromise but by in large these injections typically provide reliable relief from arthritic pain.
Viscosupplementation: Also called gel shots, viscosupplementation or Hyaluronic Acid injections are given into arthritic knee joints and have been approved to treat osteoarthritis when other conservative measures have failed. These injections include hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in joint fluid and helps in lubricating the joint. The injections are typically given one injection per week for three weeks (three injections). In Dr. Zavoyski’s opinion these injections are best given before the joint becomes bone, which is severe osteoarthritis. Typically these injections can provide approximately six months of relief on average. These injections are also covered by some insurances.