Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Who, When, and How?
November 30, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in the United States, with patients routinely presenting to their primary care provider seeking pain relief. Despite the availability of multiple pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments which provide a rich array of therapeutic options, determining the best treatment for patients can prove challenging. In a select group of patients, intra-articular viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid can offer pain relief and delay the need for knee replacement surgery. However, success of treatment requires familiarity and comfort with this procedure, especially among providers who do not routinely perform intra-articular injections. In this live and interactive roundtable, expert faculty will review the devastating impact OA has on quality of life, discuss a multimodal approach to the management of OA, highlight situations in which viscosupplementation may be preferred among select patients, and review a step-by-step demonstration of intra-articular viscosupplementation in order to provide providers with confidence in selecting patients and performing viscosupplementation in an office setting.
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