Viscosupplementation is a type of orthopedic device used to treat joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. It involves injecting a gel-like substance, known as a viscosupplement, into the affected joint. The viscosupplement is designed to lubricate the joint and reduce pain and inflammation. It is typically used when other treatments, such as physical therapy and medications, have not been successful.
Viscosupplementation is a relatively new technology and is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to more invasive treatments, such as joint replacement surgery. It is generally considered to be safe and effective, with few side effects.
Some of the companies in the viscosupplementation market include Zimmer Biomet, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, and DePuy Synthes. Show Less Read more