Top Arthrosamid & OA Knee Specialist London: Experienced Private Clinic

Mar 4, 2024

Kick knee pain to the curb, for good! There’s a new treatment in town that’s quick, nearly painless, has practically no side effects, and could give you relief from knee pain and stiffness for years, with a single treatment. MSK Doctors (03300010048) has it.

Picture this: It's the distant future, the year 2024, and medical science has advanced so far, that you don't need to worry about osteoarthritis pain in your knees, or getting an injection to treat it every few months.

You're probably thinking, "We're halfway there, it's the distant future year of 2024 already!"

Well, you're right, and you're wrong - because we're not halfway there, we're all the way there, and a lot of folks simply don't know it yet.

I'm trying to tell you about Arthrosamid, a new treatment that may seem similar to your usual knee injection, except that it won't wear off after a few months.

Get The Facts, Fast.

We'll dive into all the details - but if you're in a rush, or want to jump straight to the professionals, that's okay too. You can learn all about it, straight from the experts, or you can even book your own appointment at

First, let's go back a bit, to the beginning. Just briefly, I promise.

Where It All Began & Why It Matters.

Originally pioneered in the late 1700s, injectable treatments for pain and stiffness of the knee have a long history but have traditionally offered only short-term relief. If you're scared of needles, like me, that's not really a great combination.

Arthrosamid is the first known long-term solution, formulated using a safe, non-biodegradable hydrogel to provide lubrication and cushioning for the knee joint, with a single treatment.

Or to put that another way - with the usual treatments, after only a few months the "cushion" injected into your knee gets absorbed into your body, and then you're back where you started. With Arthrosamid, that's not a concern, and while we don't know exactly how long it could last - some experts suggest that it could be an entire lifetime.

Let's Talk Trials, Safety & Side Effects

My favourite part when talking about Arthrosamid, is talking about its potential problems - because there aren't many, and that always surprises people.

You may not have heard of it, but Arthrosamid has been in clinical trials since the early 2000s and has been proven safe as a human treatment, with minimal side effects. There are always "some side effects," but the most commonly reported complications include temporary redness, swelling, or itching at the injection site, which fades within the first few days.

More or less what you would expect if you got a needle in your knee, if you ask me.

So what did the clinical trials show?

We know that Arthrosamid uses a similar technique to traditional knee injections, except that it's a non-biodegradable hydrogel, instead of a bio-degradable one, and that's why the effects can last longer.

In trials, the relief from pain and stiffness was found to last for up to 2 years. That's several times longer than a traditional treatment, and we're not done yet.

Here's the thing: At the end of those 2 years, the pain didn't come back - the clinical trial ended. The whole trial was only scheduled to last for 2 years since traditional treatments often start to lose effectiveness in only a few months.

So we know it's safe in humans for decades, and relieves pain for years - but unfortunately, we'll need to wait years for new clinical trials before we can get a real understanding of its potential duration.

The good news is, since we know it's safe and effective, that shouldn't stop us from getting the treatment.

Getting The Treatment

I have to include the usual disclaimer, "Arthrosamid is not a solution for all osteoarthritis patients," though experts believe it can be a valuable, minimally invasive tool, with the potential to provide long-term relief. This treatment is often recommended for patients with moderate osteoarthritis, particularly in situations where your condition is not responding to first-line treatments.

If you think Arthrosamid might be right for you, I only have one piece of advice - just ask an expert.

When this treatment was first offered in the UK, MSK Doctors was the first clinic approved to provide it, so Prof. Paul Lee, the clinic's founder, is one of the most experienced specialists around.

An excerpt from the MSK Doctors website explains, “Arthrosamid presents an innovative approach to managing knee osteoarthritis, especially for those seeking a less invasive, long-term solution. It’s important to consult with your healthcare provider to determine the best treatment plan for your specific condition.”

If your knees hurt, and it's because of osteoarthritis - it doesn't have to be like this.

There's a simple, one-time treatment, that just works, and keeps on working for years.

If you think Arthrosamid is what you're looking for, book an appointment at MSK Doctors with no referral needed, or check out this patient's guide to learn more at

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