by Robert J Brownsberger, MD; Dorian Lange, PharmD of Northern Arizona Pain Institutes
A revolutionary new, nonsurgical treatment called viscosupplementation therapy is providing hope and relief for many knee- and shoulder-pain sufferers.
Viscosupplementation therapy is a procedure involving the injection of gel-like substances (hyaluronates) into a joint to supplement the viscous properties of synovial fluid. This procedure has been shown to be 86 percent successful in alleviating pain associated with osteoarthritis and is covered by most major medical insurance providers and Medicare.
Medicare has approved Viscosupplementation therapy with hyaluronic acid (Supartz) for osteoarthritis of the shoulder. We offer this minimally invasive procedure that requires no surgery, can provide immediate results, and has little-to-no recovery time.
Why Our Program is So Successful
At our clinic, we offer a unique approach to rehabilitation of osteoarthritic knees and shoulders by using a combination of state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment, cutting-edge unloading knee braces, and highly trained physical therapists specializing in total knee and shoulder rehabilitation. We found that the combined approach of all three of these treatments along with natural joint viscosupplementation therapy are the main reasons for our success.
Accurate Knee Injections
As part of our Knee Relief Program, we use a breakthrough piece of medical equipment at our facility called a fluoroscope. This is very important because fluoroscopy allows our medical staff to look inside your joints in real time with the latest in imaging technology while administering any of our minimally invasive injection procedures. This instrument helps to ensure the injected material is introduced to the exact point intended to provide the best possible outcome from each injection.
Stem Cell Injections
Our Regenerative Stem Cell injections are derived from an umbilical cord tissue/blood product that captures all the greatest regenerative properties of this otherwise discarded tissue. Our brand of stem cell injectables uses a proprietary method of isolating growth factors, cells and stem cells giving our patients the best possible benefits from a regenerative medicine product.
Learn more at NorthernArizonaPainInstitutes.com, or call 928-275-6998 for a free consultation.