Visco-supplementation for Arthritis of the Knee

Visco-supplementation is a relatively new procedure that can help people with arthritis who have not benefited from medication or other traditional measures. With this therapeutic option, naturally occurring gel-like substances called hyaluronates are injected into the knee joint to act as lubricants for bones and shock absorbers for joints. Viscosupplementation is most effective for mild to moderate arthritis. Its long-term effectiveness is currently being researched.