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Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis (literally, “joint inflammation”). In this case, the tissues in the joints break down over time, and the knee is one of the most commonly affected parts of the body.

During a person’s lifetime, joints go through a normal cycle of damage and repair. However, as the body goes through the repair process, it can modify the knee joints shape or structure. When this happens, osteoarthritis emerges. The result is that the cartilage in your knee joint thins out and the surfaces of the joint become rougher. As a consequence, the knee cannot function as smoothly; it becomes stiff and hurts.

Causes of OA of the Knee

Cartilage is like a shock absorber; it protects the joints from bumps and jolts. After continuous work, this absorber slowly wears out. For example, this is what causes the self-explanatory condition of the jumper’s knee.

So, knee joint cartilage can wear out if:

  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or more.
  • You suffer a knee injury, say, as when having a hard fall.
  • You frequently put stress on your knee at work or playing sports.
  • You have a congenital tendency to develop osteoarthritis of the knee.
  • You have crooked bones or joints.


In the majority of the cases, pain is the first indicator of osteoarthritis in the knee. Whether while moving or sitting still, you might feel pain.

Other symptoms include:

  • Stiffness, especially when getting up in the morning or after sitting for long.
  • Swelling and puffiness.
  • Cracking or grinding noise when moving the knee.
  • A wobbly feeling.

Treating OA of the Knee with HYMOVIS®

HYMOVIS® stands for High Molecular Weight Viscoelastic Hyaluronan. It is a sterile, non-pyrogenic, viscoelastic hydrogel that comes in a single-use syringe. HYMOVIS® is designed to increase viscosity, elasticity and residence time without chemical crosslinking. As a result, the hyaluronan is similar to that found in the synovial fluid present in the human joint. 

How Does the HYMOVIS® Treatment Work?

This cutting-edge, in-office procedure empowers active individuals, enabling them to move past pain and rediscover the joys of life. The administration is done at our facilities in Webster, Texas. The treatment consists of two intra-articular (IA) injections administered one week apart from each other.

Long-Lasting Pain Relief

Patients experience clinical benefit in their pain reduction from pre-treatment levels.

HYMOVIS® at Space City Pain

You may be an ideal candidate for HYMOVIS® treatment if you suffer from OA of the knee.

HYMOVIS® can prove effective for you If you have:

  • failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy;
  • not experienced relief when taking simple analgesics;
  • you prefer to avoid opioid pain medication;
  • not seen an improvement in your symptoms after physical therapy;
  • or lost weight and the pain still persists.
  •  if your pain has lasted for three months or longer, other pain treatments are ineffective,

Visit our pain specialists located throughout the Greater South Houston-area to learn more about HYMOVIS® and find out if it’s right for you. At Space City Pain, we don’t manage pain, we treat it.

Contact us online or call us at 281-338-4443.