Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injection

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    What is the Fab Clinic Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injection

    Hyaluronic acid injections are injectable agents used to treat knee and hip pain and any other symptoms of osteoarthritis.

    In a healthy joint, a thick, slippery substance called synovial fluid provides lubrication, allowing bones to glide against one another. It is especially important in preventing wear and tear by keeping the bones slightly apart and acting as a shock absorber.

    In individuals with osteoarthritis, an important substance in synovial fluid, known as hyaluronic acid, breaks down. Reduction of hyaluronic acid can lead to joint pain and stiffness.

    Our specialist clinicians at FAB Clinic can inject hyaluronic acid into the space in your hip or knee joint, which contains synovial fluid. The non-surgical treatment works by restoring the normal balance between the breakdown and production of hyaluronic acid.

    Hyaluronic acid takes on a variety of functions:

    • Storage: it absorbs and stores moisture in enormous quantities
    • Lubrication
    • Transport medium for nutrients
    • Filter for inflammatory molecules

    Hyaluronic acid is an essential part of synovial fluid, allowing the fluid to act as a lubricant, a shock absorber and a filter, controlling the movement of cells and large molecules within the joint. This is incredibly important in weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees.

    The Hyaluronic Acid injection is a specialist procedure. Here at FAB Clinic, you’ll have the privilege of having your procedure carried out by a clinical specialist.

     

    Recommended Related Treatments:

    Growth Factor Therapy (Joints)

    Corticosteroid Injection

    *Results may vary from person to person

    Summary Of Your Treatment

    • Procedure Time

      Approx. 30 min

    • Back To Work

      Within 1 Hour

    • Anaesthetic

      None

    • Results

      Within Approx. 1-2 Weeks

    • Risks & Complications

      Minor Pain, Swelling, Redness

    • Prices

      From £300

    Frequently Asked Questions
    • What is hyaluronic acid?

    Hyaluronic acid (also known as sodium hyaluronate or hyaluronan) is a natural substance. It is present in the body wherever moisture is stored, acting as a lubricant between layers of tissue to stop friction.

    Examples are inside the eyeball itself, the tear film, the joint cartilage, the synovial fluid in the joints, all the mucous membranes of the body, but also the basic substance of the skin which consists of up to 55% hyaluronic acid.

    • What are the risks of a joint hyaluronic acid injection?

    The risk of serious side effects arising from an injection with OSTENIL®PLUS (used at FAB Clinic) products is incredibly low, though some patients have some pain and swelling for 24-48 hours after treatment which settles. It has no animal proteins in it so is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction; and is suitable for vegetarians. You will usually be advised to rest the joint from any strenuous activities for a few days.

    • Who are hyaluronic acid injections most appropriate for?

    We are able to offer hyaluronic acid injections for a whole range of patients. Some patients who are quite young and active but are experiencing early osteoarthritic pain through repeated impact activity such as jogging. We also use it for patients with quite significant levels of osteoarthritis who are wishing to remain active and are keen to prolong the functionality of the joint in the best possible way for as long as possible. Some patients opt for hyaluronic acid because of medical or other reasons they are unable to have steroid injections or joint replacement surgery.

    After Care
    • This will be communicated to you in writing in the form of instruction sheets for the aftercare. You’ll also be thoroughly briefed at the clinic before & after your procedure.
    Treatment Price
    • A single injection (Unilateral): £300
    • 2 Injections (Bilateral): £500
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