MSK Doctors (0330 001 0048) is the first clinic approved to provide Arthrosamid treatments in the UK, and that’s big news if you’ve been suffering from knee pain. This new treatment is minimally invasive, safe, and the only option proven to provide long-term relief.
Do you remember the first time you heard that knee injections are only temporary, and you would have to keep coming back for more?
Or, do you remember the feeling when the doctor said that you can only get an injection a few times a year, and if they don't last long enough, you'll have to find another way to deal with the pain?
Well, brace yourself - because that's all over.
MSK Doctors, a private clinic in London, has been announced as the first clinic in the UK that has been approved to use Arthorsamid injections. If that doesn't mean anything to you, don't worry, I'll tell you what it is, why it matters, and where you can get it.
It's a new single-injection option that has been extensively tested over several decades and is considered to be one of the few treatments with the potential to provide long-lasting pain relief for osteoarthritis.
I can give you the details in layman's terms, but if you want to see the research for yourself, talk to a specialist, or book an appointment, just visit https://mskdoctors.com/doctors/paul-lee/articles/how-msk-doctors-can-help-deal-with-osteoarthritis
Let's start with an outline of how it works, and what the effects are.
With Arthrosamid you can receive a single, minimally invasive injection that’s been shown to reduce or eliminate pain for one year or longer. While research suggests that this pain relief may last significantly longer than one year, they're still completing follow-up studies to see just how long it can last.
You may be thinking to yourself, "Knee injections are not new," but Arthrosamid differs from traditional options in one important aspect, its biodegradation. With traditional treatments, the injection uses biodegradable materials so that it can be easily absorbed by your body.
That's not a bad idea generally, but in this case, it just means the pain comes back when the treatment gets absorbed. Arthrosamid, on the other hand, is not biodegradable, which provides a potential for long-lasting integration into your knee joint, for years, or maybe decades.
If you're familiar with knee injections, the near-immediate effects of this new treatment are quite similar to the traditional option, the difference only really becomes apparent after several months, when traditional treatments begin to lose their effectiveness. While both options restore viscosity to provide lubrication and cushioning inside the knee, only Arthrosamid has the potential to become permanently integrated into your synovial fluid, creating that long-term cushioning effect.
If you're worried because we're talking about "permanent integration" and "long-term effects," that's understandable. I was too, but then I took a look at the research, and, no surprise, they thought of that already.
They've been testing Arthrosamid for around 20 years already, and it's been shown to be safe for use in the human body, both in long and short-term treatments. While some side effects have been found, they are both minimal and temporary in most cases. In fact, they're pretty much the side effects you might expect if someone stuck a needle into your knee: pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site, which fades within a few days or weeks.
So now that we've talked about Arthrosamid, I also want to talk to you about MSK Doctors.
This is a real bonus, because, if you were to guess how long the waiting list is, what would you say?
Did you guess yet? Okay, here's the real answer: There isn't one.
MSK Doctors is a "no wait list" clinic. They also don't require referrals from your GP, and allow you to book your own appointments for consultation, diagnosis, and treatment. Seriously, just give them a call, or visit their website and click "Book Online," it's super easy.
If you schedule a consultation for Arthrosamid, you'll probably end up talking to Prof. Paul Lee, the clinic’s founder and a specialist for knee and hip injuries. Prof. Lee is a double-board-certified surgeon with five international fellowships and extensive experience in regenerative and minimally invasive techniques.
He's also a pretty nice guy, with a sincere interest in helping his patients to choose the best possible treatment and find ways to optimize their recovery.
Don't take my word for it though, see for yourself.
Just visit https://mskdoctors.com/treatments/arthrosamid and click "Book Online" or call 0330 001 0048 to schedule an appointment.