Optivisc offers doctors and via proxy – their patients, a convenient and innovative wat of treatment of knee Osteoarthritis. While traditionally, this condition is treated either via medication or even surgery, Optivisc is a Hyaluronic Acid based alternative. With a box of give injections, orthopedists can use the filler to treat the knees of their patients in a swift and effective way, that requires no downtime. A standard injection procedure of the HA gel is only about half an hour.
What is the secret of Optivisc?
In a way, the gel of Optivisc is similar to the dermal fillers used in cosmetics. A smooth textured HA gel, it has HA concentration of 20mg/2ml. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance, that can also be found inside the human body. It has a number of beneficial properties and plays an important role in the hydro balance of the skin. However, it can also hold its own weight in water of up to 500 times. The Optivisc uses this to help with the restoration of the Synovial fluid balance. The gel improves the fluids viscosity, reduces joint friction and as a result – alleviates joint pain, cracking, difficulty in mobility and overall discomfort related to feeling of stiffness and general pain. Injecting Optivisc boosts the Synovial fluid lubrication capabilities and filtering properties, while greatly boosting its natural shock-absorbing properties, working in conjunction with the Hyaluronic Acid gel.
The product comes ready for immediate usage by the doctors. The HA gel is pre-filled in a 2ml syringe and can be injected using an 18 to 25G needle.