What can you expect from ORTHOVISC®/MONOVISC® High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan knee injections?
When exercise and simple pain medications no longer effectively manage knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA), hyaluronic acid injections may help. These FDA-approved injections may provide up to six months of knee pain relief. Studies have shown that these injections may assist in joint pain relief and restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of your knee joint. 1
ORTHOVISC® High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan is an FDA-approved, non-drug therapy made from ultra-pure natural hyaluronan, a naturally occurring lubricant found in healthy knee joints. ORTHOVISC® High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan may provide up to six months of pain relief. Talk to your doctor to see if ORTHOVISC® High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan might be a good choice for knee pain relief if you are not ready for total knee replacement.
ORTHOVISC® High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan is given as an injection into your knee joint (administered by a health professional) once a week for three or four consecutive weeks. After three injections, studies have shown pain relief that lasts for up to six months. 2 Although individual results vary, some people feel relief after the first injection.
Hyaluronic acid injections are a type of osteoarthritis injection treatment known as viscosupplementation, which is basically the reintroduction of healthy joint fluid into your knee. Viscosupplementation helps return proper cushioning and lubrication function to the knee joint, addressing knee pain at the source of the problem and providing relief.
What happens after an injection of ORTHOVISC®/MONOVISC High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan?
- http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/features/injections-for-osteoarthritis-pain?page=2. Accessed 9/6/2013
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