SYNVISC® For Arthritis/Joint Pain
About SYNVISC® For Arthritis/Joint Pain
Synvisc is similar to the fluid that surrounds the joints in your body. This fluid acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for the joints.
Synvisc is used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Synvisc is usually given after other arthritis medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.
Synvisc work? Synvisc work?
Joints contain a fluid, called synovial fluid, which acts as a lubricant and shock absorber. Patients with osteoarthritis have synovial fluid that is thinner than normal, and, therefore, it is less effective as a lubricant and shock-absorber. Synvisc is an elastic fluid that is made from a substance called hyaluronan, that is found in normal joint fluid. Hyaluronan is the key substance in joint fluid that provides the shock-absorbing quality to the fluid, and it is essential for the proper functioning of joints. When Synvisc is injected into the knee of a patient with osteoarthritis, the drug helps to restore the shock-absorbing effect of the fluid within the knee. This can reduce pain, resulting in a more active lifestyle.