When physical therapy, nonpharmacologic therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or simple analgesics (e.g. acetaminophen) no longer offer adequate knee pain relief, viscosupplementation may be a viable option for patients in the earlier stages of osteoarthritis of the knee.
Viscosupplementation uses an injectable hyaluronate fluid that restores, supplements and maintains the natural lubricating and cushioning functions of synovial fluid in the knee.
Synovial fluid, which is naturally present in many joints, is a cushioning and lubricating agent that ensures that our joints function efficiently and without friction. Synovial fluid degenerates in the early stages of OA. By injecting hyaluronate – a naturally occurring component of synovial fluid – into the knee, viscosupplementation augments the unhealthy synovial fluid and offers comfort.
Viscosupplementation provides a safe, effective and convenient solution for relieving joint pain. Although viscosupplementation products are available in 3-, 4-, and 5-injection treatments, there have been recently introduced single-injection offerings that allow for even greater convenience. This type of knee pain injection can provide relief in many people.
Gel-One Hyaluronate is a safe single-injection viscosupplementation treatment that offers convenient and effective treatment for people in the early stages of osteoarthritis. With an effective treatment volume of only 3mL, Gel-One Hyaluronate is the lowest complete treatment volume viscosupplement available.