We offer a no obligation consultation to see if our non-surgical knee procedure is right for you. Knee pain does not mean you need replacement surgery.
Barbara Haskew, APRN CNOR FNP is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 22 years of experience in family practice, urgent care, orthopedics and surgical assisting. Barbara received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama. She worked for 12 years as an RN in the operating room, establishing herself as in expert in the field with the distinction of Certified Nurse in the Operating Room (CNOR). Her areas of interest are orthopedics and the holistic pursuit of both physical and mental wellness. She strongly believes in education and partnership with the patient as the most beneficial and rewarding path to good health.
Currently, an estimated 27 million people suffer from osteoarthritis, making it one of the most common causes of disability in the U.S.
Pain from osteoarthritis of the knee is usually worse following activity, especially overuse of the affected knee. Stiffness can worsen after sitting for prolonged periods of time. Osteoarthritis of the knee is a leading cause of disability in the United States. It develops slowly and the pain it causes worsens over time.
Viscosupplementation therapy is a procedure involving the injection of gel-like substances (hyaluronates) into a joint to supplement the viscous properties of synovial fluid. This procedure has been shown to be highly successful in alleviating pain associated withosteoarthritis and is covered by most major medical insurance providers, including Medicare.