What is Hyaluronic Acid Therapy?
Properties of synovial fluidSynovial Fluid
A lubricating fluid resembling the white of an egg, secreted by certain membranes, as those of the joints; also called joint fluid are molecular weightMolecular Weight
The sum of the atomic weights of all the atoms in a molecule, elasticity and viscosityViscosity
The property of resistance to flow in a fluid. HyaluronanHyaluronan/Hyaluronate
A substance found naturally in joint fluid that acts as a shock absorber and lubricant in the knee joint and is necessary for the joint to function properly. is naturally found in healthy joint fluidJoint Fluid
A transparent, lubricating fluid secreted by a membrane of an articulation (place of union between two or more joints) or bursa (a saclike body cavity between a tendon and bone) and is critical for joint homeostasisHomeostasis
The maintenance of relatively stable internal physiological conditions such as body temperature or the pH of blood. OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis
Arthritis typically with onset during middle or old age that is characterized by degenerative (gradual deterioration of joint) and sometimes abnormal growth in the bone and cartilage of one or more joints and a progressive wearing down of opposing joint surfaces with consequent distortion of joint position and is marked symptomatically especially by pain, swelling, and stiffness; abbreviation (OA) of the knee and aging diminish the molecular weight, viscosity and elasticity of healthy synovial fluidSynovial Fluid
A lubricating fluid resembling the white of an egg, secreted by certain membranes, as those of the joints; also called joint fluid and hyaluronan's ability to protect the joint.
Hyaluronic AcidHyaluronic Acid
A substance injected into a knee with osteoarthritis. Serves to restore lubrication and shock absorbing capabilities that have been depleted due to the disease of osteoarthritis. injections help restore the rheologicRheologic
Of or relating to the phenomena of flowing matter properties, viscosity (lubrication on low impact= walking) and elasticity (load absorption at high impact= running), of the osteoarthritic knee that has been compromised. Hyaluronic Acid injections are a series of 3 to 5 intraarticular injectionsIntraarticular Injections
An injection administered by entering a joint, given 7 days apart over a period of 3 to 5 consecutive weeks. These injections may help decrease patient pain, increase joint mobility and enhance range of motion.
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