In Osteoarthritic Knees, the pathologic changes of the synovial fluid cause it to lose its lubricity and shock absorbing function. This leads to the concept of Viscosupplement.
The goal of viscosupplement is to improve the viscoelasticity of synovial fluid, replicating healthy joint function by increasing the molecular weight and concentration of Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
INDICATION FOR VISCOSUPPLEMENT
Early and Moderate Stage Osteoarthritis
MONOVISC is designed to deliver the highest dose of HA in a Single Injection*
MONOVISC is a single injection administered directly into your knee joint by a healthcare professional. MONOVISC restores the natural joint fluid (hyaluronan) that cushions, protects and lubricates your knee joint. With better cushioning, your knee can move and function better.
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How long will the treatment last?
MONOVISC provides pain relief as early as 2 weeks with faster and longer lasting pain relief up that may last for up to 6 months. Although individual results may vary, some people feel relief quickly after getting the injection. Talk to your healthcare specialist to see if a MONOVISC injection is right for you.
What are the side effects?
- Mild to transient Pain, warmth and slight swelling immediately after injection
(Note : ComfortPlus Hot/Cold Pack is provided to help ease the symptoms after injection.)
- Injection Site pain (Short term)
- If you experience any of this side effects, please contact your doctor immediately.