What type of health care provider gives viscosupplement injections?

Keith Roach, MD
Internal Medicine
An orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist usually gives viscosupplement injections. In some cases an internist can give the injections. This is especially true in smaller towns and rural areas, where primary care providers tend to be the ones treating knee osteoarthritis.
Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
The best healthcare provider to give viscosupplement injections is someone who is very experienced with this injection technique. That can be a physician assistant, nurse, rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. What matters is that you go to someone who has been trained to give injections -- and who gives a lot of them. 

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