Re-Oiling old joints
At last we can literally re-oil joints! There has been a very recent development in the management of arthritic joints which we are now able to provide at Springwell Veterinary Surgery. After four decades of use of innovative hydrogels, one of these products is now available that acts as a permanent "implant". It benefits from containing a plasticised polymer which lubricates and scaffolds degenerating cartilage and remains in the joint. Accumulated data for improved mobility and pain relief are very encouraging.
The best use of this product is likely to be in "end stage" arthritic joints in older patients. It is injected directly into the joints under general anaesthetic and would be most appropiately used for elbows, knees and shoulders.
Please consult us for further information.