A NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE PAIN
If you are suffering from pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, Gel-One Cross-linked Hyaluronate is an injectable hyaluronate gel approved for the treatment of OA.
What is osteoarthritis of the knee?
A common complaint that affects people of all ages is knee pain. Knee pain can be the result of various diseases or injury, or most often the result of normal wear and tear which occurs with aging (this is usually called Osteoarthritis). Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. It develops slowly and the pain it causes worsens over time.
The bones that make up your knee usually have a cap of cartilage on their ends. This cartilage helps make sure that your bones move smoothly against each other. The normal knee joint also contains a small amount of fluid called synovial fluid, which is a thick, gel-like substance that cushions the joint and provides lubrication to reduce friction. In osteoarthritis, the surface layer of the cartilage breaks down and wears away, and the synovial fluid loses its ability to lubricate the joint. This combination causes pain and stiffness, limitation of joint motion, and some inflammation in your knees. In clinical studies, Gel-One has shown to reduce OA knee pain for up to 26 weeks. In addition, patients receiving multiple treatment cycles of Gel-One showed no increased risk of side effects.
What is Gel-One?
Gel-One, made from sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronan), offers the following important benefits:
- Convenience of a single injection
- Safe, effective, and complete treatment volume of 3 mL
- Supplements the natural hyaluronate responsible for lubrication and cushioning in the knee joint
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