Relieves joint pain & improves mobility to put the spring back in your step and choices back into your life!
Synvisc (sodium hyaluronate) is a treatment to provide relief from the pain of osteoarthritis (OA). Now you have an alternative to the use of pain killers such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or steroids.
Given by your doctor, this proven treatment reduces joint pain and improves joint mobility allowing you to resume some of the activities you once enjoyed.
Synvisc Benefits: Lubricates, cushions and protects the joint
Synvisc renews more efficient lubrication and cushioning absent from the synovial fluid of an arthritic joint. It helps to restore essential properties of the synovial fluid.
Synvisc helps to lubricate, cushion and protect the joint, bringing relief that lasts up to 6 months, from one simple injection.
Synvisc is a simple procedure
The procedure is called visco-supplementation – a simple procedure done by an orthopaedic surgeon. Your doctor injects Synvisc directly into the joint where it combines with the synovial fluid.
For many patients, relief occurs after a few days and optimum results shortly, thereafter. Unlike other treatments that may require up to five injection, Synvisc only requires a single injection.
Important benefits of having Synvisc treatment
Patients can look forward to some of Synvisc advantages:
- Significant pain reduction from osteoarthritis
- Enhanced joint mobility and joint protection
- Long term relief achieved with one single injection
- Resumption of many activities you once enjoyed
Synvisc is made from a natural product
Synvisc is a highly purified, clear fluid made from a natural substance called sodium hyaluronate, which has been used in medicine for over 20 years. Synvisc has been specially formulated for single injection therapy. Your doctor can give you Synvisc by injection directly into the joint to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis at that site.
Synvisc added benefits of local treatment
- Synvisc avoids the side effects often seen with traditional systemic osteoarthritis treatments
- Synvisc injected into the joint at that site of discomfort restores the viscocity of the synovial fluid
Discuss Synvisc with your doctor
You and your doctor can decide if Synvisc is right for you. Ask for more information about the benefits of this pure and simple way to relieve osteoarthritis pain and enhance joint function.
Call +65 64712674 to discuss with our orthopaedic surgeon on how Synvisc can help you today.
How the knee joint moves
To understand how this new treatment – Synvisc works, it is important to first understand how the knee joint moves.
The knee joint is formed where the thigh bone, called the femur, meets the shin bone, called the tibia. That joint is covered by the kneecap or patella and is secured by muscle, tendons and ligaments, which allow the knee to bend and straighten.
The surfaces where the two bones touch are covered with a tough substance called cartilage. The space called the synovium inside the knee contains synovial fluid that helps to cushion the weight supported by the knee joint and also lubricates the bones – working like grease on a squeaky hinge.
In osteoarthritis, the synovial fluid loses its ability to lubricate ans cushion the joint effectively. As a result, the cartilage can be destroyed. The unprotected bones then rub together causing pain.