Arthritis Treatments

At E-Medical, we offer arthritis treatment that you can take up before you need to consider surgery. We give talks regularly to educate patients on the benefits of the treatments and to help them understand their conditions.

Synvisc and Synvisc One injections

What are these treatments?

How is the treatment done?

Who is this for?

Where can it be done?

They are injections that supplement the fluid in your knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint, and can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief. The injection contains a gel-like mixture made from a substance called hyaluronan which is a natural substance found in the body and is present in very high amounts in joints. The body’s own hyaluronan acts like a lubricant and a shock absorber in the joint and is needed for the joint to work properly.

Using aseptic precautions, the knee joint is examined and the appropriate site is chosen. The area is cleaned with an antiseptic and a local anesthetic is used to make the site numb. The needle is inserted into the joint space and the synovial fluid is drained out (if any), then Synvisc will be injected. The needle will then be taken out.

Really anyone with knee pain or knee injury.

• E-Medical Novena @ Novena Medical Centre
• E-Medical Clinic & Surgery @ Toa Payoh
• E-Medical Clinic & Surgery @ Bukit Batok

Capenergy

What is this treatment?

How is the treatment done?

Who is this for?

Where can it be done?

Capenergy promotes lymphatic drainage, stimulate blood circulation to reduce edema, reduce pain and inflammation.The increased circulation in the affected area drags along all the toxins surrounding the ill cell (waste of cellular respiration) that accumulate in the intercellular tissue. In turn, the blood carries more oxygen (increased oxygen tension in the blood) while at the same time it removes the carbon dioxide (decreased oxygen tension in the blood).

Capenergy can be done in both automated and manual mode.
There are 3 modes for capenergy:

Non-Thermal

– The high frequency energy generated modifies the permeability of the cell membrane, even when using the non-thermal application. It increases intra and extracellular ion exchange and provides effective tissue regeneration. The metabolism increases as does cell demand for oxygen.

Thermal

– The increased microcirculation complements bio-stimulation and provides the tissue with the elements it needs to regenerate itself. Capillary vasodilatation nourishes and brings oxygen to the tissue, improving venous and lymphatic reabsorption.

Hyperthermia

– Hyperthermia greatly increases cellular metabolism and starts a restructuring process in the tissue to fight against fibrosis. The tissue is restructured even in chronic cases in which fibrosis has been present for some time such as the long term effects of a previous trauma or arthritis.

Each treatment takes about an hour. The therapist adapts the treatments to the patient’s needs.

Suitable for anyone without a pacemaker. Anyone with sprains or strains, patients who do not want to have any invasive procedure to be done to relieve their pain.

• E-Medical Novena @ Novena Medical Centre
• E-Medical Clinic & Surgery @ Bukit Batok

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

What is this treatment?

How is the treatment done?

Who is this for?

Where can it be done?

The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP), a portion of the patient’s own blood having a platelet concentration above baseline, to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.

To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. PRP can be carefully injected into the injured area. Afterwards, the pain at the area of injection may actually increase for the first week or two, and it may be several weeks before the patient feels a beneficial effect.

Patients having chronic tendon Injuries or acute ligament and muscle injuries.

• E-Medical Novena @ Novena Medical Centre
• E-Medical Clinic & Surgery @ Toa Payoh
• E-Medical Clinic & Surgery @ Bukit Batok

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