It's not the first time that I've used the term viscosupplementation in one of my dictations, but it may be my last. It refers, of course, to the use of hyaluronate injections for osteoarthritis of the knee, and I use the term instead of the brand names like Synvisc or Durolane when writing to my referring family MDs. I guess it must have been a late friday afternoon dictation and my secretary was already thinking of hitting the clubs because instead of writing:
...if the corticosteroid injections don't help we can try viscosupplementation..
...if the corticosteroid injections don't help we can try discosupplementation...
Almost makes you wonder which would work better.