Hymovis is a gel-like solution with viscoelastic properties similar to the synovial fluid in the knee joint. In patients with knee osteoarthritis, the synovial fluid declines in concentration and quality, resulting in altered rheological properties that reduces its lubricating and cushioning capabilities. This exacerbates the disease, leading to pain and restricting the patient’s range of motion.
Hymovis is a viscoelastic gel used for viscosupplementation; it is administered to the knee to supplement the synovial fluid, restoring lubrication and shock absorption to said knee and reducing pain. Hymovis is formulated with enhanced biomechanical characteristics that allow it to have greater elasticity, viscosity, and joint residence time.