Anyone having hylauronic acid injections on the NHS?

Christine100
Christine100 Member Posts: 2
edited 27. Jan 2018, 13:40 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi

I'm a new member and have OA in my knees. I've had the injections in my knees for two years through my work private insurance. They won't pay now and it's the only thing that works for me. I had a series of three into each knee and lasts a year. For this I've been quoted £2000.

I just wondered if anyone had them on the NHS. My specialist can only give them to existing patients as it's been cut. So I'm happy to travel to another area to get them

I've found somewhere that does the one injection for £230 per knee but apparently this doesn't last as long. Has anyone found anywhere privately cheaper than this. I'm in London Kent area but happy to travel within reason

Thanks for your help.
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Comments

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,636
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Christine100
    Welcome to the forum. Sorry you are in so much pain at the moment, I myself have never had injections on my knees on NHS but others on the forum probably have if not you can always ring our help line 0808 800 4050.
    Most popular forums are Living with Arthritis and Chit Chat so just go ahead and start a conversation.
    All the best Christine
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,098
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi and welcome from me too.

    These don't seem to feature very often on here but I did a search and found some previous threads. Don't know if they'll help... https://arthritiscareforum.org.uk/search.php?keywords=hyaluronic+acid&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search
  • GraceB
    GraceB Member Posts: 1,595
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, welcome to the Forum. I had hyaluronic injections into my right knee years ago. (It was partly replaced 2009 so the injections would have been about 2005/06 I think). My London hospital instructed my local GP to do these, but the GP couldn't so my local hospital here in Kent did them for me. I had an injection weekly for three consecutive weeks and I seem to remember I had to come off the leg for 48 hours afterwards. They didn't work for me but I'm pleased to hear you've had positive results from them.

    GraceB

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