Summary: A therapeutic treatment typically involving INTRA-ARTICULAR INJECTIONS of HYALURONIC ACID and related compounds. The procedure is commonly used in the treatment of OSTEOARTHRITIS with the therapeutic goal to restore the viscoelasticity of SYNOVIAL FLUID, decrease pain, improve mobility and restore the natural protective functions of hyaluronan in the joint.

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  1. McAlindon T, Bannuru R. Osteoarthritis: Is viscosupplementation really so unsafe for knee OA?. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2012;8:635-6 pubmed publisher
  2. Hunter D. Viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis of the knee. N Engl J Med. 2015;372:1040-7 pubmed publisher
  3. Migliore A, Massafra U, Frediani B, Bizzi E, Sinelnikov Yzchaki E, Gigliucci G, et al. HyalOne® in the treatment of symptomatic hip OA - data from the ANTIAGE register: seven years of observation. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2017;21:1635-1644 pubmed
    ..The data confirm the proper use of ultrasound-guided viscosupplementation (VS) as background therapy in the management of hip osteoarthritis.