As your patient ages, their body begins to lose its natural hyaluronic acid content, a substance found in the synovial fluid of the joints. This greatly decreases the joints’ lubrication and cushioning, causing the bones in the joints to rub together as they move. This causes intense pain and inflammation, a condition known as osteoarthritis. Synvisc One may be used to help reverse this problem: when injected into your patient’s knee, lost synovial fluid is replaced, lubricating the joints, so they can function optimally. With this, inflammation and pain are both reduced, allowing your patients to regain comfort.
Synvisc One is an effective viscosupplement that replenishes the knee joint with a substance that mimics healthy synovial fluid. This restores the cushioning and shock-absorbing effects that have been lost with the development of knee osteoarthritis, thus providing pain relief to the patient. This particular treatment combines the conventional 3 Synvisc injection doses into 1 single dose, negating the need for multiple visits to the doctor for treatment.