Euflexxa® Injection

Understanding Euflexxa® Injection: A Treatment Option for Osteoarthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis, a common joint disorder, often leads to significant pain and mobility issues. For those who haven’t found relief through conventional methods, Euflexxa® offers a promising alternative.

What is Euflexxa®?

Euflexxa® is composed of hyaluronan, a substance naturally present in joint fluid. It possesses both elastic and viscous properties, essential for the normal function of joints.

The Purpose of Euflexxa® Injections

Euflexxa® injection specifically targets patients suffering from osteoarthritis pain in major joints such as the shoulder, hip, knee, or ankle. It is often recommended when traditional treatments fail to provide adequate relief.

Benefits of Euflexxa®

Clinical trials have highlighted Euflexxa®’s effectiveness in alleviating pain. A noteworthy advantage is its potential to postpone the need for surgical interventions. However, it’s important to note that the pain relief effect may take several weeks to manifest.

The Euflexxa® Procedure

Treatment involves a series of three Euflexxa® injections directly into the affected joint. These are spaced over a period of 4 weeks. The goal is to restore the joint fluid’s natural cushioning and lubricating properties.

Potential Risks and Side Effects

While generally safe, Euflexxa® can have side effects, including:

  • Pain, swelling, and redness at the injection site
  • Joint stiffness
  • Headache

These symptoms are usually short-lived. However, if symptoms like fever, persistent heat, or swelling occur beyond 48 hours post-injection, immediate medical consultation is advised.

Post-Injection Care

Post-Euflexxa® injection, patients may experience:

Mild discomfort after the anaesthetic effect wears off, treatable with paracetamol or ice.

Pain persisting for about 48 hours.

Restrictions on strenuous activities for 48 hours to a week, as advised by the doctor.

Patients are encouraged to follow their doctor’s guidance on gradually resuming activities.

If post-injection complications arise, contacting GXU during business hours or the referring doctor is recommended.

Euflexxa® Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog regarding Euflexxa® and related procedures is for general informational purposes only. Please be aware that all medical and surgical procedures carry risks. It is important to seek advice from your healthcare professional and consider obtaining a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner before deciding to proceed with any procedure. The information herein should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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