Ostenil® Plus is a solution containing hyaluronic acid developed specifically for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It comes in injection form.
Ostenil® Plus has been specifically designed to treat osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that causes pain and stiffness in the joints.
Ostenil® Plus is a single injection (per treatment cycle) that is injected directly into the joint affected my osteoarthritis by a fully qualified clinician.
This treatment must be administered by a qualified clinician – we provide this treatment at Surrey Physio. Our physio will usually order it on your behalf. You can also obtain a prescription and pick it up at your local pharmacy to take back to your clinician to administer into the affected joint.
You should always consult your GP, physiotherapist, osteopath or consultant before starting any new treatment as they will know your condition the best. No one else is qualified to give you medical advice.
Ostenil® Plus can be used in any synovial joint – typically the knee, hip or shoulder joints. It is also suitable for the ankle, elbow and some smaller joints.
A synovial joint is one in which the ends of the bones are encased in a capsule containing a thick slippery liquid called synovial fluid. These are joints which allow for movement like the knee, hip or shoulder.
When the effects of your injection begin to wear off, if you clinician agrees, you may safely choose to have another injection. Thereafter you can continue with to have the treatment administered whenever necessary. Typically you may have an injection every 4-6 months.
Yes, it is but only in some areas. A google search might help to identify if your clinical commissioning group (CCG) pays for ostenil injections. Unfortunately, due to cost restrictions, many CCGs will not pay for ostenil and so the patient would need to cover the cost personally.
Ostenil® Plus has been extensively tested and has not been found to cause any serious side effects, plus it contains no animal proteins, so is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
The treatment contains no animal proteins and so is suitable for vegetarians.
It is unlikely you will notice the benefits of the treatment straight away, but you should gradually begin to feel a reduction in pain and stiffness over the following few weeks.
The improvement of your symptoms should last for several months.
Ostenil® Plus costs £200 per injection. That includes the hyaluronic acid being injected, and the consultation charge with the physiotherapist.