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What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the leading causes of disability at present which develops slowly and the pain it causes worsens over time.

It develops when the cartilage -- the smooth covering that protects the bones in the joint -- breaks down. The surface of the bones becomes damaged, causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and disability.

In people with osteoarthritis, a critical substance in synovial fluid known as hyaluronic acid breaks down. They have a lower-than-normal concentration of hyaluronic acid in their joints. Loss of hyaluronic acid appears to contribute to joint pain and stiffness. Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are many treatment options available to help people manage pain and stay active.

Pain and swelling of the joint especially after sitting or resting.

Stiffness of the joint, making it difficult to bend and straighten the knee.

Vigorous activity can cause pain to flare up.

Joints might creak, snap or grinding noise.

Feeling of weakness or buckling in the knee.

Conventional treatments : Lifestyle modification, Physical Therapy

Pharmacological: Pain killers, Anti-inflammatory, Supplements, Steroid injections

Joints might creak, snap or grinding noise.

Viscosupplement injections.

Total Knee Replacement.

Viscosupplement injection involves injecting Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a naturally occurring substance found in the joint, to improve the quality of the joint fluid.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a gel-like substance, that is injected into the painful joint affected by Osteoarthritis. It acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly over each other and as a shock absorber for joint loads. Thus it is important for viscosupplements to be viscous.

Long-lasting relief of symptomaticknee OA pain for up to 6 months

Carefully controlled cross-linking

High molecular weight

Non-animal sourced

Prolonged degradation time

What is Dermal FIller?

If you want to look younger, fresher and smooth away facial wrinkles; if you want to restore volume and facial contour then HYADERMIS is great choice as it provides a wide range of products for your needs in anti-ageing treatment.

Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hyaluronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue. You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face: around the eye, cheeks, mouth and jawline, as well as lip fillers administered directly into the lip tissue.

Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep-set lines are smoothed. Why is this needed? As we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look.

Experts argue over when we start losing collagen, but the generally agreed age is 25. Pretty young, right? Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year, and your body will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties.

It depends how your body reacts and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most dermal fillers will last between six and 18 months.

‘Yes, there is 100% a difference between Botox and fillers! Botox stops the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, while dermal fillers plump from below the wrinkles to smooth them out and promote the youthful look.’

As we said above, the most common type of facial filler is hyaluronic acid, the natural substance found in many areas of the body including eyeballs, joints and skin, that can hold 1000x its weight in water. Hyaluronic facial fillers helps to maintain shape, even out depressions in the skin and provide hydration.

What is Cartilage Injury?

Cartilage is the smooth, white tissue that covers the ends of bones where they come together to form joints. Healthy cartilage in our joints makes it easier to move. It allows the bones to glide over each other with very little friction.

Cartilage can be damaged by injury or normal wear and tear, commonly affecting the knee, ankle and shoulder. Treatment to restore cartilage relieves pain and allows better function. However, most importantly it can delay or prevent the onset of arthritis.

Pain of the affected joint.

Swelling & tender joint.

Unable to bend or extend the arm / leg.

Anti-inflammatory effect

Analgesic effect

Improving joint mobility

Regeneration of the articular cartilage surface

Stimulation of the bone formation process

1 intra-site injection into the following areas:

Knee joint

Hip joint