Synvisc® (hylan G-F 20) is a sterile high molecular weight fluid, which contains Hylan A fluid, Hylan B gel and salt water. Synvisc® is designed to treat pain and discomfort in the knee, hip, ankle or shoulder caused by osteoarthritis. The treatment works by restoring the elasticity and viscosity within the joint allowing a more extensive movement of the joint.
Synvisc® is biologically similar to hyaluronic acid, which is a component of the synovial fluid that surrounds the joints in our bodies. When injected, the fluid acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for the joints.
Synvisc® can be used as a temporary replacement and supplement for synovial fluid for patients with osteoarthritis who have failed to respond to a more conservative therapy, such as non-drug treatment options.
The pack consists of:
- 1 x 2ml syringes
Benefits of Synvisc 2ml:
- Treats pain and discomfort in the knee, hip, ankle or shoulder
- Acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for the joints
- Relief pain caused by osteoarthritis
How long does the pain relief last?
All patients respond differently, but most patients experience that pain relief can last up to 6 months.