The Dra. Gloria Rovira Dupláa, an expert in ozone therapy and a member of Top Doctors, will talk about its application in osteoarthritis of the knee.
What is ozone therapy?
Ozone therapy is the technique that uses ozone as a therapeutic agent in medicine, thanks to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, ozone is being used in pathologies that present with pain such as osteoarthritis of both the knee and the hip and also, since Many years ago, in the treatment of herniated discs.
What is the treatment with ozone therapy for knee osteoarthritis?
It has been seen that local infiltrations at the point of pain are the ones that will give the best results in the treatment of pathologies of both knee and hip osteoarthritis.. The infiltration will be better, we will have more powerful results, than when we orally administer the medications. In the case of treatment with ozone consists of the application with a very fine needle, the finest that we currently have, of a certain amount, in the case of the knee are 10cm3, of a mixture of ozone and oxygen. We are going to introduce it intraarticularly and the puncture, in addition to not being painful, will allow us a quick recovery with mobilization without problem of the joint and a return to the day to day immediately.
How many sessions are necessary and what results are achieved?
Usually, in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, we perform five sessions. They are performed once a week and are totally ambulatory. The results obtained with this technique are good and we have conducted a study, which has been published in the journal of the Spanish Society of Pain , in which we have shown that treatment with intraarticular ozone will greatly improve the symptoms, both pain and of mobility, in patients with advanced knee osteoarthritis. The fact that there are no side effects or contraindications will allow us to perform this form of therapy in both hypertensive and diabetic patients without raising blood pressure levels or increasing blood sugar levels.