Hyaluronic acid or Synvisc 1 is a treatment for osteoarthritis (OA). It is a clear gel that is delivered by a small injection into the joint. It is made from a natural substance that lubricates the joint and may provide up to 6 months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief with one injection. Although doctors and researchers are yet to find a cure for osteoarthritis, they have discovered a number of treatments and pain management programs to lessen the pain, improve mobility and make your life easier.
Treatment with Synvisc (Hylan G-F 20) offers a safe and effective option for pain associated with OA of the knee. More than simply relieving pain, Synvisc temporarily replaces and supplements the deteriorated synovial fluid in your knee joint with a naturally derived lubricant closely resembling the fluid in healthy young knees.
If you are considering further treatment for pain associated with OA of the knee, this information is designed to tell you more about Synvisc and how it works.
Who is a candidate for Synvisc-One?
Patients with knee osteoarthritis, who have tried diet, exercise and over-the-counter pain medication but still have pain, should talk to their doctor to see if Synvisc-One is right for them.
How Synvisc-One is administered?
Synvisc-One is a single injection. It’s a simple, in-office procedure that only takes a few minutes.
What you can expect following a Synvisc-One knee injection?
Synvisc-One can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief. Everyone responds differently, but in a medical study
* patients experienced relief starting one month after the injection. After the injection, you can resume normal day-to-day activities, but you should avoid any strenuous activities for about 48 hours.