What can I expect if I decide to have treatment with Ostenil®?
If you decide to have treatment with Ostenil®, it will be injected directly into the joint affected by osteoarthritis. This will be done once a week for 3 weeks until you have had 3 injections. You will probably not notice any benefits immediately after the first injection, but you should gradually start to feel less pain and stiffness over the next few weeks. The improvement in your symptoms should last for several months, depending partly on the number of injections you have. You can expect the benefit from three injections to persist for up to 9 months.
Once the effects of the first course of injections wear off, you can, if you choose, have another. After that, you can continue to have new courses of injections whenever necessary.
Are there any side effects?
The hyaluronic acid in Ostenil® is very pure and is manufactured using a process called fermentation. It contains no animal proteins, which means that it is very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Ostenil® has been given to thousands of patients and has not been found to cause any serious side effects.
What treatment options are available?
Ostenil can be administered at Physiotherapy Matters in 2 different preparations
Ostenil (standard): this is a course of 3 injections
Ostenil Plus: one injection
Please ring 0333 2200 238 to speak to our Physiotherapists for more information about which approach will suit you.