Hyaluronic Acid For Knee Pain

When Should You Consider Hyaluronic Acid Treatment?

If you suffer from knee pain, have been diagnosed with arthritis or you’re being told surgery is needed, this is a minimally invasive, non-surgical option that is covered by most insurance providers and Medicare. 

We utilize Genvisc850 to help our patients improve their quality of life by reducing their chronic knee pain symptoms. This minimally invasive solution provides lubrication to the knee joint to help reduce painful inflammation. Return to a more active lifestyle while avoiding more invasive surgical alternative.

Hyaluronic Acid Treatment for Knee Pain

How does it work?

The fluid in your knee helps to lubricate and protect the joint during normal movement. The main compound of knee fluid is hyaluronic acid, which is what makes up GenVisc 850. One of the early symptoms of osteoarthritis is the reduction in knee fluid volume, making the joint less effective. GenVisc 850 helps by adding more volume to your synovial fluid, resulting in a reduction of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.

Seattle Stem Cell Therapy Doctor

Meet Our Medical Director: Dr. Lucy Hostetter

Dr. Hostetter is a nationally-recognized board certified, fellowship-trained anesthesiologist who built her career specializing in orthopedic and spine surgery with an expertise in regional anesthesia. She brings her expert needling techniques, along with her passion for innovative pain treatment strategies to the field of regenerative medicine, providing stem cell therapy in Seattle.

After earning her MD from the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Hostetter completed her anesthesiology residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. After residency, she was awarded the Moore-Bridenbaugh Regional Anesthesia Research Fellowship, where she honed her interest and skill in pain management through training anesthesia residents and researching alternate ways to treat acute pain.

Regenerative Medicine and Joint Preservation
Dr. Hostetter settled in Seattle and has diligently worked to establish herself as an expert in regenerative cell therapy and joint preservation.  Dr. Hosteter is committed to regenerative medicines ability to restore orthopedic function, rejuvenate mental and emotional vitality, and relieve pain without relying on opioid drugs.

“While I have a deep love for the practices of surgery and anesthesiology, I am excited to offer patients an alternative to surgery … a means to repair and restore themselves back to the life they want, doing what they love to do, without the pain and trauma of surgery. This is the direction all of medicine should be going … to help the body heal itself”

Hyaluronic Acid Treatment Benefits

  • Reduction in knee pain
  • Increased mobility
  • Increased range of motion
  • Virtually no down time
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Long term pain reduction results

This treatment is a safe and effective option that is proven to help those suffering from knee pain, hyaluronic acid treatments are fully covered by Medicare and most insurance providers.

Common Questions About Genvisc850

How is Genvisc Administered?

GenVisc 850 is an intra-articular injection, which is injected into the space of the affected joint, between your thigh and calf bone.

How many injections should I recieve?

GenVisc 850 is supported by the largest and longest duration double blinded clinical study of hyaluronic acids for knee osteoarthritis. Clinical studies demonstrated that five injections one week apart provide optimal pain relief. Some patients have derived benefits following the third injection. The effectiveness of less than three injections has not been evaluated.

How Long Does Pain Relief Last?

Each patient reacts differently to GenVisc 850 treatment. The benefits of GenVisc 850 can last for months. In clinical studies many patients experience 6 months or more pain relief. There are reports in the literature of pain relief beyond 6 months.