Hyaluronate Sodium Injections for Osteoarthritis
This is a nice review on this subject. Unfortunately, the results do not appear to be quite favorable. I have seen mixed results in patients that have had this procedure done. If anyone does ask me about this procedure, I always try to push them towards the preparation without the formaldehyde (hyaluronic acid) vs the formulation with (Syn-Visc). I do hope that this idea can somehow be modulated in the near future to increase the efficacy of the procedure.
Hyaluronate Sodium Injections for Osteoarthritis: Hope, Hype, and Hard Truths.