WHAT IS Arthrosamid®?
Arthrosamid® is a hydrogel that has recently been approved for use in the United Kingdom. It is a novel treatment for pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis. It is currently only licensed for use in treating knee osteoarthritis.
Arthrosamid® is injected into the knee joint and has been shown to safe, effective and provide lasting pain relief. The gel consists of 97.5% water and 2.5% cross-linked polyacylamide. It initially provides cushioning and lubrication to the joint. It then is taken up by the lining of the joint appears to reduce the amount of inflammation.
It is important to understand that these treatments do not reverse the damage that occurs due to wear and tear. There is no evidence available that demonstrates that the cells transform after they are injected into a joint or tendon. However, patients undergoing these treatments can report significant symptom improvement.