Are Hyaluronic Acid Injections Effective At Treating Cartilage Loss?
Can be used.
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Hyaluronic acid injections are given into the joint (especially large joints like knee joint) in prescribed dosages. These give good short term pain relief in arthritic joints ranging from 1-2 years. These can help in cartilage loss also. You can take them after consulting an orthopaedic surgeon.
Usually a single injection provides relief for 6-10 months and the dose is repeated once the pain starts again. These are safe for use.
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Steroid injections can be used.
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Other options are quarterly corticosteroid injections for knee osteoarthritis which decrease the inflammation but increase cartilage loss if used repeatedly.
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