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Safe and sustained pain relief with a single injection

What is Arthrosamid?

Arthrosamid®is a new type of treatment for knee osteoarthritis that offers patients an effective alternative to the currently available therapies. Based on an innovative non-biodegradable hydrogel technology, Arthrosamid® is 2.5% cross-linked polyacrylamide and 97.5% water. When injected into the knee, Arthrosamid® cushions the joint and reduces pain, providing safe and sustained relief, all with one injection.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a long term condition which affects the joints and worsens over time, causing pain and disability. It is most common in the knee joint where it wears away the shock-absorbing cartilage, causing bones to rub together and the joint to become stiff, swollen and painful. Around 1 in 5 people aged over 45 in England is affected by knee osteoarthritis. Arthrosamid
The cause of osteoarthritis is unknown. There is no permanent cure and, until now, treatments have focused on managing the symptoms. They include:
  • Exercise
  • Weight loss
  • Pain relief medication (including prescription-only opioids and off-label corticosteroid injections)
  • Knee injections with viscosupplements
  • Surgery such as joint osteotomy or knee replacement
Apart from knee replacement surgery, these therapies cannot deliver long-term benefits.


How is Arthrosamid® administered?

Arthrosamid® is given as a single injection into the knee’s intra-articular cavity by a qualified specialist – either an orthopaedic surgeon or rheumatologist. Before you are given an Arthrosamid® injection, you will have a local anaesthetic, which may sting a little, to numb the area around your knee. Unlike surgery, the injection is a minimally invasive procedure that you can receive as an outpatient. Before the injection, you should be given antibiotics to protect you from any potential risk of infection. Arthrosamid Treatment


Is Arthrosamid available on the NHS?

Wondering if Arthrosamid is available through the NHS? Currently, Arthrosamid injections are offered as a private treatment option at our clinic, providing a specialised alternative to standard NHS offerings. This allows us to ensure immediate, personalised care tailored to your specific needs. Discover the benefits of choosing our clinic for your Arthrosamid treatment, including faster appointment schedules, comprehensive support, and access to cutting-edge care not widely available through the NHS.

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Our clinic, just a short journey away in Wilmslow, Cheshire, offers a peaceful retreat from the city’s hustle. Specialising in Arthrosamid injections, we provide a serene and focused environment for your treatment. Being outside Manchester allows us to offer more personalised care and attention, setting the stage for your recovery amidst the tranquillity of Cheshire. Come over to visit us and find out why patients from Manchester and beyond choose us for their knee arthritis solutions.

Who performs the Arthrosamid® injections?

Mr Numan Shah
Mr Numan Shah – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Numan Shah is a knee replacement specialist and consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at our Wilmslow clinic. He has published and presented both nationally and internationally at Orthopaedic meetings. Mr Shah sub-specialises in Lower limb arthroplasty, Revision and Infections at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

How much does the Arthrosamid® injection cost?

The price for the injection is £2500
The cost includes a 30-minute consultation and a follow-up call 6 weeks later.

Beyond cost savings: A new era of knee health

After exploring the value of the Arthrosamid® injection, consider the broader benefits beyond mere savings. This treatment is more than a cost-effective alternative; it’s a gateway to enhanced mobility and quality of life without the invasive nature of surgery. It stands as a testament to medical innovation, offering a solution that aligns with your lifestyle and long-term health goals. Dive deeper into how this groundbreaking approach can redefine your expectations of knee pain treatment and bring you back to the activities you love.

Advancing past conventional holistic methods

Arthrosamid® distinguishes itself by offering a solution that extends beyond the transient benefits provided by holistic practices such as massages or acupuncture. These methods, while beneficial for temporary relief, don’t address the underlying causes of knee pain with the same efficacy as Arthrosamid®. By focusing on a science-backed approach to pain management, Arthrosamid® offers a long-term solution that enhances quality of life far above the fleeting comfort of traditional holistic treatments.
Feature Arthrosamid Treatment Knee Surgery
Cost £2,500 £12,000 – £14,000
Procedure Type Non-invasive Invasive
Recovery Time Minimal Weeks to months
Effectiveness Long-lasting relief Variable
Risk of Complications Lower Higher

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How does it work?

Arthrosamid® is an intra-articular polyacrylamide hydrogel injection for the symptomatic treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Arthrosamid® also integrates into the synovium of the inner joint capsule, creating a cushion-like effect.
Arthrosamid - Response rate

What are the benefits?

As Arthrosamid® works to cushion the joint, it can reduce your pain, decrease stiffness, and help movement. The hydrogel itself does not degrade, and therefore it provides long-acting relief, improving your quality of life. In clinical trials, patients reported a significant reduction in their pain symptoms by week 4 after their injection and, unlike other injectable treatments, the average level of reduction was maintained at the 3-year follow-up period. Arthrosamid Treatment - graph


What are the side effects?

In a number of clinical trials with Arthrosamid®, there were no serious side effects related to the hydrogel. The most commonly reported side effects were mild to moderate injection site pain and swelling, which were generally transient in nature. The overall safety profile of the hydrogel has been established over the last 20 years, with its use for various indications in the body.


Is Arthrosamid® right for me?

Arthrosamid® is approved for the symptomatic treatment of knee osteoarthritis, so any patient with this condition may be suitable. Over the last 10 years many patients have benefitted from treatment with the hydrogel in Arthrosamid®. However, treatment with Arthrosamid® may not be suitable for everyone. Our surgeon is the best person to advise you, but situations where you should not use Arthrosamid® (contraindications) include*:
  • If you have an infection at or near the injection site
  • If you have haemophilia or take anticoagulant treatment
  • If you have had a knee arthroscopy within the past 6 months
Additionally, we may advise you not to have treatment with Arthrosamid® if your diabetes is poorly controlled, you are having major dental work, or you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, (such as Multiple Sclerosis, Addison’s, or Coeliac disease). If you are under 18, pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a foreign body in your knee, we may advise against the injection. This is because the safety and effectiveness of Arthrosamid® has not yet been established in these groups.


How does Arthrosamid® differ from other injectable treatments?

Arthrosamid® is different from the viscosupplement injections for the knee such as hyaluronic acid (HA), platelet rich plasma (PRP) and regenerative stem cell therapy. Unlike these treatments, Arthrosamid® is a non-degradable hydrogel, which means it has the properties to lubricate and cushion for longer. Unlike the other treatments, Arthrosamid® also has the ability to become an integrated part of the soft synovial tissue in the joint capsule, which may lead to longer lasting pain relief.

What if I have any other questions?

Please contact the friendly team at Canova Medical – we’d be delighted to help you and answer any questions you may have.

What’s the next step?

The next step is to arrange a consultation. This will be with the surgeon who’ll be performing your injection. He will take the time to get to know you and your desired outcomes; obtain your medical history; and make recommendations based on your specific needs.