Viscosupplementation of the Joint

Viscosupplementation (Rooster Comb)  Injection Specialist in Raleigh, NC

Viscosupplementation (Rooster Comb) Injections:  They are made from a natural substance called hyaluronic acid that has almost no side effects. They act like a lubricant in the joint and reduce both friction and pain. This is also a same day procedure that is done in the office, rather than in the hospital. 

What Joints Can be Injected with this Lubricant?

Any joint can be injected, however large joints such as the hip, knee, and shoulder seem to work best.

What to Expect During the Procedure?

There are a series of 3 injections, 1 week apart. These injections have been shown to improve knee pain due to arthritis, and can sometimes have long lasting effects.

Is it covered by insurance?

Almost ALL insurance carriers (including Medicare) will cover the cost of the injections for Knee Joints Only, although you may have to pay your “percentage” based on whatever type of healthcare plan you carry.  Medicare will usually cover these injections in full , with no out of pocket costs to the patient.  Joints other than the knee can be injected, but the patient must pay cash for the procedure.

At Wake Sports Medicine we focus entirely on nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments to relieve knee pain, promote healing, rehabilitate, and prevent future injuries.  We also strongly feel that the key to a long and healthy lifestyle is to stay active, and our staff will make every attempt to return patients to the recreational and competitive activities that they enjoy.

Schedule an Appointment

If you have been experiencing joint pain and are looking for an alternative to surgery, Viscosupplementation (Rooster Comb) Injections may be right for you. Call our office at (919)719-2270 to schedule an appointment today!  


3237 Blue Ridge Rd.

Raleigh, NC 27612

Phone: (919) 719-2270

Mon-Fri: 8 am- 3pm

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