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    The ROC in Aschheim is the first Hydrogel-using practice in Germany.

    What is this Hydrogel?

    The ROC is the first doctors office in Germany to use Hydrogel, which is a new way of treating knee osteoarthritis that offers patients an effective alternative to currently available therapies. This special gel is based on an innovative, non-biodegradable hydrogel technology and consists of 97.5% water and 2.5% cross-linked polyacrylamide backbone. In the knee, the gel cushions the joint and relieves pain safely and permanently with just one injection.

    How does it work? 

    This special Hydrogel is an intra-articular polyacrylamide hydrogel injection for the symptomatic treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Once injected into the joint, it restores viscosity in the synovial fluid, improves lubrication and cushions the joint. The Hydrogel integrates into the synovium of the inner joint capsule, creating a cushioning effect.

    Step 1
    The knee is cleaned before the injection.

    Step 2
    The injection is carried out with the aid of ultrasound.

    Step 3
    The Gel is injected with a needle.

    Step 4
    The needle is removed and a plaster is applied to the injection site.

    What are the advantages of Hydrogel? 

    Because hydrogel-cushions the joint, it can relieve pain, reduce stiffness and promote mobility. It has been proven safe and can provide long-lasting relief that improves your quality of life.

    Make your appointment for a consultation at our practice!