What is Durolane?

Durolane is a unique, single-injection hyaluronic acid therapy providing long-lasting pain relief from osteoarthritis for up to 6 months. Additionally, for those who’ve recently been told they may require knee replacement surgery, Durolane can help to delay this surgery.

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What is Durolane used to treat?

Osteoarthritis – a chronic, long-lasting disease that is a degenerative or wear-and-tear condition that affects all joint tissues and commonly occurs in the knees, hands, and hips – is the most common form of arthritis that affects nearly one in six Canadians.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a molecule found naturally throughout the human body. It hydrates the skin and lubricates the joints. 

Why do sport medicine doctors use hyaluronic acid as a treatment option?

Studies have shown that hyaluronic acid can provide osteoarthritis pain relief, reduce the requirement for pain relief and anti-inflammatory medications, and that provide longer-lasting pain relief than steroid injections. It also enhances the lubrication and shock-absorbing qualities of the fluid that naturally surrounds your joint, helping to protect your joints from daily wear-and-tear damage.

Is Durolane right for me?

You may be a good candidate for Durolane if you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and are:

  • Not getting adequate pain relief from oral medications, physical therapy, or steroid injections
  • Not able to maintain regular joint movement because of growing joint stiffness and pain
  • Not engaging in the regular physical activities you enjoy because of a loss of joint strength or mobility

How long does a Durolane treatment take?

The Durolane procedure is scheduled as a 30-minute visit. Durolane may be done with or without ultrasound guidance, depending on the area of the body and the physician's discretion.

Can I come to the Clinic just for a Durolane injection?

Patients seeking a Durolane injection should schedule a sport medicine consultation to ensure they are a candidate for visco-supplementation injections for osteoarthritis. A referral is not required.

Is Durolane covered by OHIP or my insurance?

Durolane is not covered by OHIP. Patients are often covered through their extended healthcare plans. This should be verified before booking your appointment.

Do I need a referral to get Durolane injections at the Adelaide Health Clinic?

No, you do not need a referral to get Durolane at the Adelaide Health Clinic.

Is the Adelaide Health Clinic accepting new patients for Durolane injections?

Yes! Our sport medicine doctors are happy to welcome new patients. Please call our reception or click here to book an appointment.