The OrthTeam Centre is leading the way in the region by offering patients with knee osteoarthritis Arthrosamid®, which is a pioneering non-surgical treatment to get you back to the life you love!
One in five people over 45 in the UK are affected by knee osteoarthritis, which is a long-term condition that worsens over time, causing pain and decreased mobility. It is most common in the knee joint, where it wears away the shock-absorbing cartilage and causes the bones to rub together. As a result the joint becomes stiff, swollen and painful.
What is Arthrosamid®?
Arthrosamid® is a safe, single-dose, non-biodegradable hydrogel that is injected into the knee to cushion the joint without surgery. Unlike other alternative treatments, it increases lubrication to provide cushioning, which relieves pain and soreness, improving a patient’s quality of life.
Key benefits include:
- Only one injection required
- Sustained pain relief
- Improved flexibility and movement.
Who is suitable for Arthrosamid®?
At the OrthTeam Centre, you will have an initial consultation with one of our knee surgeons, where you will be assessed to determine your suitability for the treatment. If Arthrosamid® is recommended, the procedure will be undertaken by one of our MSK radiologists.
How it’s performed
Your knee will be thoroughly cleaned and you’ll then be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area before Arthrosamid® is administered. The injection will be performed with the help of an ultrasound. It is an outpatient treatment and usually takes 20 to 30 minutes.
Mr Bilal Barkatali, a consultant specialist knee surgeon at the OrthTeam Centre, says: “We’re delighted to be one of the first providers in the region offering this groundbreaking, minimally invasive treatment to patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis.
“The pain and lack of mobility caused by the condition can hugely impact daily activities, with Arthrosamid® a life-changing option for many patients, including those not suitable for surgery or deemed too young for a knee replacement, as it’s a safe, non-degrading hydrogel in a single injection, which can provide sustained pain relief – getting you back moving again!”
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