Pain management treatments
Pain Management Treatments
PRP Therapy, Synvisc® and Cingal® Injections
If you’re experiencing pain from osteoarthritis or an injury, Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group may be able to provide relief through PRP therapy, Synvisc® and Cingal® injections. These non-operative treatments may help you manage your condition while elective surgeries are on-hold based on advice from the Australian Government during COVID-19. See more information on these treatments below.
You can book an appointment or refer a patient by completing our booking form on this page or call our office directly at 07 5493 8038.
Managing your pain with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy *
Our orthopaedic medical team can offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment for the temporary relief of pain. The healing of injured or inﬂamed tissue involves a complex and precisely regulated series of natural processes within the body.
Your body’s own platelets play an important role in this process. At the site of injury they are released, temporarily inhibiting painful inflammation processes. PRP therapy is based on our understanding and may help support the body’s self-healing processes (1,2).
1. Pietrzak WS, Eppley BL. Platelet rich plasma: biology and new technology. J Craniofac Surg. 2005;16(6): 1043-1054.
2. Anitua E, Andia I, Ardanza B, Nurden P, Nurden AT. Autologous platelets as a source of proteins for healing and tissue regeneration. Thromb Haemost. 2004;91(1):4-15.
Often, physical activity is restricted by pain caused by osteoarthritis. Typical symptoms in early osteoarthritis include joint ache, morning stiﬀness, and pain after long periods of inactivity that subside after a short walk. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, PRP may be right for you.
Those with ligament, muscle and tendon injuries from sports or wear and tear may also benefit from PRP, helping to heal faster and reduce pain caused by inflamation.
Once you have had an appointment to assess your suitability for PRP therapy, your plasma is withdrawn from the arm and injected back into the site of the injury, releasing growth factors that initiate the restoration of injured tissue and inhibit painful inflammatory processes.
• Outpatient procedure
• Rapid (< 30 min) process
• Biologic substances produced by your own body
Studies on PRP therapy have found no known side effects or complications.
Managing your pain with Synvisc® Injection
Another option for hip or knee pain caused by osteoarthritis is Synvisc®
Synvisc® is an injection that supplements your natural joint fluid to temporarily relieve hip or knee pain and improve lubrication and cushioning in your joint. It mimics your natural synovial fluid, helping to temporarily reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee(1). Some cases have shown that a Synvisc® injection can provide pain relief for up to twelve months, although results will vary for each individual case.
1. Adams, M.E., Atkinson, M.H., Lussier, A., Schulz, J.I., Siminovitch, K.A., Wade, J.P. and Zummer, M. (1995). The role of viscosupplementation with hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc®) in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 3, 213-226.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Hip
Mild osteoarthritis of the hip or knee may include occasional pain, while moderate to severe osteoarthritis involves a significant loss in the ability for your natural joint fluid to lubricate and cushion the hip or knee joint, causing noticeable pain and difficulty moving. If you suffer from osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, Synvisc ® may be right for you.
In an examination with your orthopaedic surgeon or surgical nurse practitioner, you will be advised whether you are a candidate for Synvisc-One® or Synvisc®, depending on the level of your pain. The injection will be administered in the clinic as an outpatient procedure.
Managing your pain with Cingal® Injection
Cingal® is a unique single-injection treatment proven to safely and effectively treat the pain and certain symptoms associated with osteoarthritis(1).
Cingal® combines two well-established treatments in a single injection, providing the benefits of both an approved corticosteroid and a proprietary high concentration of hyaluronic acid. The corticosteroid reduces inflammation in the joint, providing rapid pain relief while the hyaluronic acid component works in parallel to deliver long-lasting pain relief(1).
Some cases have shown that a Cingal® injection can provide rapid pain relief within days of the injection and long-lasting relief for up to six months, although results will vary for each individual case(1).
1. CINGAL 13-01, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, active comparator Phase III study. Anika Therapeutics, Inc.: study sponsor, Dr. Laszlo Hangody: global principal investigator, SynteractHCR: CRO.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Hip
Mild osteoarthritis of the hip or knee may include occasional pain, while moderate to severe osteoarthritis involves a significant loss in the ability for your natural joint fluid to lubricate and cushion the hip or knee joint, causing noticeable pain and difficulty moving. If you suffer from osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, Cingal® may be right for you.
In an examination with your orthopaedic surgeon or surgical nurse practitioner, you will be advised whether you are a candidate for Cingal®, depending on the level of your pain. Cingal® is a simple treatment performed by a healthcare professional during an in-office consultation.
* Results will vary for each individual and this is general information ONLY. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your eligibility by completing our booking form on this page or call our office directly at 07 5493 8038.