Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a normal component of the fluid in hip and knee joints and helps to cushion the joint cartilage and lubricate the joint. In osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) the joint deteriorates and the levels of HA go down. HA injections restore the level of HA so that the joint is protected once more and has a natural anti-inflammatory effect and reduce pain.

The injection is performed with strict sterile technique under ultrasound guidance. Local anaesthetic is used to make the injection virtually pain-free. Excess joint fluid is removed and then the hyaluronic acid is injected. It is a walk in walk out procedure done in the outpatient clinic. Most patients notice an improvement in their pain starting about 2 weeks after the injection. Some notice pain relief much earlier. The improvement can last for up to 6-9 months and for even longer in some patients. If successful, the injection can be repeated when the effect wears off.

If you are suffering with hip or knee pain and would like to book an assessment with Mr Sood, click the appointment with the date and time that suits you best using the calendar below.

The cost for an initial consultation and assessment costs £250 which takes 30 minutes to complete.