EUFLEXXA is a hyaluronic acid (HA) which is naturally found in your knee that helps lubricate the joint. when Osteoarthritis is present in a joint the amount of HA in your joint  lowers in weight and there for is less effective. 

with a series of EUFLEXXA injections adding to what is naturally found, they will help with lubrication and shock absorption which aids in reducing pain and increasing mobility.

Like our other injections it is done precisely under ultrasound or CT guidance with local anesthetic and is generally painless after the local. 


Possible side effects of the medication

Local anesthetics and contrast media can cause allergic reactions. The following symptoms can occur as possible side effects of injecting a cortisone preparation: calf cramps, slight weight gain, slight increase in blood sugar or blood pressure, acne, increased brittleness of smaller vessels with the occurrence of bruises and menstrual disorders in women. Due to the low local amount of cortisone, general cortisone side effects are only to be expected in exceptional cases.

After the injection, you may experience temporary numbness and weakness area that is injected. This is a dose-dependent effect of the local anesthetic and usually resolves completely within 24 hours. Since the local anesthetic can prolong your reaction time, you should not actively participate in road traffic during this time - an escort for the way home is recommended for certain joints. 

Blood thinning medications may need to be stopped for a period of days, or your normal dose reduced, before this procedure is carried out. It is very important that you do not stop any of these medications or change the dose without consulting both the radiology clinic or department and your own doctor. They will give you specific instructions about when to stop and restart the medication. These drugs are usually prescribed to prevent stroke or heart attack so it is very important that you do not stop taking them without being instructed to do so by your doctor or the radiology practice, or both. Aspirin is usually not stopped





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