WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT OUR PROCEDURE?
We don’t take chances. We do NOT perform blind injections.
BLIND INJECTIONS HAVE A LOW SUCCESS RATE
1. 40% of injections are located improperly.*
2. Problem areas go completely untreated.
3. Knee pain NEVER goes away.
*Reference – Epidural steroid injections procedures. Medscape reference retrieved July 26th 2011.
If you are interested in relief from mild, moderate or severe knee pain without the use of pills or surgery, the Premier Osteoarthritis Centers of Pennsylvania offers a breakthrough method of treatment that is covered by Medicare. We use a fluoroscope to guide a simple injection of a natural substance that your body already produces that lubricates the cartilage in your knee. Unlike other blind injection treatments, our use of fluoroscopy allows us to make sure that the injection goes directly to the spot it needs to go. Many of our patients have achieved life changing results after our innovative method of treatment.
Our program uses a natural substance which is FDA approved that is injected into the knee joint using a technologically advanced piece of medical equipment called a fluoroscope. This enables me to put the medication into the joint space with 95% accuracy, resulting in significant relief of knee pain in the vast majority of cases.
Arthritis, Osteoarthritis & the Knee
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. Primary symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling, and stiffness. Any joint in the body has the potential to develop arthritis but one of the more common areas that is affected by arthritis is the knee joint.
There are more than a hundred different types of arthritis but osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. Osteoarthritis is often referred to as the “wear-and-tear” form of arthritis because it is a degenerative condition that gets worse with use and time. This type of arthritis occurs most often in people, who are 50 or older but there are many different factors that cause it to occur in younger people as well.
In knees with osteoarthritis, the joint fluid can break down and when this happens, the joint fluid no longer provides the cushion that the knee needs. It becomes frayed and rough, and space that once protected the bones from rubbing on each other is decreased. When this occurs it can result in painful bone spurs.
Thankfully, there is now a non-surgical procedure that has given many people relief from painful osteoarthritis of the knees.
FDA Approved & Covered By Medicare
Our method uses injections of a natural, FDA approved material that is similar to healthy joint fluid. This can act as a cushion or buffer against inflammatory joint cells and to protect bones from coming in contact with each other. It is also covered by Medicare. And unlike many knee injection treatments, we use fluoroscopy to ensure that the fluid gets to exactly the spot that needs it, for maximum results.
If you are tired of suffering from knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, the sooner you contact us the sooner you may be on the path to relief from knee pain and improved mobility. Our friendly staff will gladly answer any questions and help you with getting your Medicare approved.
Even though osteoarthritis typically develops slowly, as many unfortunate sufferers of knee osteoarthritis can attest, the pain it causes only worsens over time.
While knee pain from arthritis is never pleasant, at least there is finally a non-surgical procedure that has helped alleviate pain for a vast majority of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. If you are looking for relief from knee pain and to find out more about our procedure, contact the Premier Osteoarthritis Centers of Pennsylvania today.