Cingal is a remarkable injection procedure that relieves osteoarthritis pain in one treatment. The Cingal thick gel is the first approved viscosupplement, which blends hyaluronic acid and a reputable steroid. Cingal provides fast and long-lasting pain alleviation effects from osteoarthritis. Cingal gel is provided in a preloaded syringe for convenient application. Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that affects joints and commonly occurs in the knees, spine, hips, and hands. Common complaints of a patient include pain, stiffness that does not allow proper movement of the affected joint.
A patient suffering from osteoarthritis frequently does not have enough hyaluronan in the synovial joint or its quality is inferior. One Cingal injection directly into the affected synovial joint solves the distress instantly. The hyaluronic acid functions as a lubricant and shock absorber. And the triamcinolone hexacetonide steroid relieves the pain. The product provides a long-lasting pain alleviation effect and lasts up to 6 months.
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that often occurs in patients in their 50s. Osteoarthritis is commonly triggered by joint damage when the cartilage and fluid around the joints are gradually destroyed. The progress of the disease leads to pain and worsened joint mobility. As a consequence, osteoarthritis affects the quality of life of a patient.
Generally, a patient complains about pain and joint stiffness. Sometimes other symptoms include swelling, tenderness, and crackling sounds when they move the joint.
At the moment, osteoarthritis is not fully curable, but there are ways to improve the conditions of a patient. Some of the most common treatments are physical therapy, exercising, and weight loss. An alternative solution is the injection of viscosupplements, such as Cingal, which is rich in hyaluronic acid and contains triamcinolone hexacetonide steroid. And depending on the severity of a patient’s condition, there is a possibility to replace synovial joints by surgery. In particular, it applies to the knee.
How does Cingal work?
In a healthy joint, articular cartilage safeguards the ends of the bones that rub against each other and provides almost frictionless joint mobility. If the joint is affected by osteoarthritis, the articular cartilage loses its functionality by becoming uneven and worn out.
Additionally, the concentration of the hyaluronic acid in synovial fluid, which surrounds the joints, declines. The synovial fluid is a dense liquid that softens and lubricates the joint during mobility.
Cingal gel injection delivers hyaluronic acid to the joint. And triamcinolone hexacetonide steroid alleviates the pain and decreases inflammation.
The treatment with the highly-concentrated hyaluronic acid gel increases the elasticity and mobility of the joint. The formula also safeguards the surface of articular cartilage. Conveniently, Cingal gel is preloaded in a syringe for direct application.
How long do Cingal effects last?
The procedure of intra-articular Cingal injection lasts up to one hour. Commonly, pain alleviation effects set in 24 hours following the treatment and lasts for up to 6.5 months. The longevity of the effect depends on the physiological factors of each patient. Once the effect is about to cease, a patient can repeat the treatment to maintain the effects further.
Is Cingal safe?
Yes, Cingal is known for its safety and efficacy in osteoarthritis pain treatments. This product has a CE certification that exhibits its premium quality and solid safety profile. Moreover, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of triamcinolone hexacetonide steroid. Please always read the package insert for more detailed information on warnings and contradictions.
What is the composition of Cingal?
Cingal syringe of 4 ml contains 88 mg of cross-linked hyaluronic acid gel and 18 mg of micronized steroid – triamcinolone hexacetonide.
Cingal gel is provided in the preloaded syringe for convenient use. It is necessary to use a separate syringe in cases of bilateral treatments. Importantly, any injection treatment needs to be administered by a certified physician following the individual consultation.