A Hyaluronic Acid injection (HA) helps lubricate the knee to treat painful cartilage conditions. It involves the injection of hyaluronic acid into the knee over the period of several sessions. Injections are administered in our office once a week, for three weeks.
You will typically start to experience effects of the injections within 1-2 weeks after the final injection. The effects of the treatment can last 6 months. After six months have passed, you can repeat the treatment.
Hyaluronic acid is: An injectable synthetic version of the fluid that naturally exists in your knee.
Common brands of Hyaluronic Acid injections include:
Obtaining HA injections can be a difficult process, and it often takes approximately a month to receive them. Many times these injections require extra effort to be covered by insurance companies.
To improve your experience, please review the following guidelines:
- Write prescription for the medication
- Submit prescription to medication portal
- Prior authorization from insurance
- Contact the specialty pharmacy regarding the status of your medication
- If you are notified that the medication requires pre-certification, please contact the us. We are responsible for pre-certification
- Continue to check in with the specialty pharmacy regarding the status of your medication
- Give consent to the specialty pharmacy for the shipping of your medication.
Hospital for Special Surgery
East River Building, 6th Floor, Room 619
Office of Dr. Beth Shubin Stein
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021
- We will contact the patient when injections arrive to schedule appointments.