Knee Pain? We Can Help…
HYALGAN® sodium hyaluronate is an all natural injection to relieve pain due to osteoarthritis.
- Pain relief for up to 6 months
- No steroids or cortisone
- Covered by Medicare
- Can be taken with other medications
- Regain normal activity immediately
- Different than Orthovisc or Synvisc
What is Osteoarthritis of the knee?
Normally, smooth cartilage covers and protects the ends of your bones where they meet in the knee joint. In addition, a thick and slippery fluid in the joint provides lubrication and extra cushioning.
When you have osteoarthritis of the knee:
- The smooth cartilage wears away and becomes less protective
- The joint fluid loses its lubrication abilities
- The resulting pain and stiffness can make walking or any daily activity difficult.
What is HYALGAN®?
HYALGAN® is used to relieve knee pain due to OA. It is used for patients who do not get adequate relief from simple painkillers or from exercise and physical therapy.
What should I expect from HYALGAN®?
HYALGAN® can provide long lasting relief of OA knee pain. Studies have shown that 5 injections given at weekly intervals can provide
long-lasting pain relief for up to 6 months. Most insurance companies allow these injections to be done every 6 months.
How does HYALGAN® help my OA knee pain?
HYALGAN® contains a natural substance called hyaluronan that relieves your pain by lubricating and cushioning your knee joint. Hyaluronate is a natural chemical found in the body and it is present in a particularly high amount in joint tissues and in the fluid that fills the joints (also called synovial fluid).
Can I keep taking my other drugs to manage the pain?
HYALGAN® does not interfere with any other medicines you may be taking for OA or other conditions.
Can I repeat my treatment with HYALGAN®?
Please consult with your doctor to find out whether you can benefit from repeated treatments. You can safely repeat your treatment for pain relief that lasts.
Important Safety Information
You should not take this product if you have had any previous allergic reaction to HYALGAN® or other medications containing hyaluronan.
The most common side effects of HYALGAN® therapy are injection-site pain, swelling, heat and/or redness, rash, itching, or bruising around the joint. Any such effects are generally mild and usually do not last long.