Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown of hyaluronic acid in the joints’ synovial fluid. Known for the lubrication and cushioning of the joints, this substance causes the bones in the joints to rub together as it diminishes. As this occurs, pain, inflammation, and decreased mobility are experienced, severely affecting the patient’s overall quality of life.
When injected into the joints, Synvisc replaces this lost hyaluronic acid and cushions the joints to prevent bones from rubbing together. This reduces inflammation and pain, offering much-wanted relief. With this, Synvisc may also help delay knee or other osteoarthritis-related surgeries, allowing your patients to continue with life as usual.