Osteoarthritis is a common condition, often with people of older age. The knees the most often affected area, with symptom appearing in such forms as:
- Reduced mobility
- Swelling around the joints
This is directly related to the reduced amount of Synovial fluid and its lower quality (less viscosity, worse filtering properties). These problems are addressed by Optivisc M with the introduction of an injectable viscosupplement with a very high concentration of Hyaluronic acid per milliliter – 20mg/ml or 40 in total in the syringe.
The HA gel works alongside the Synovial fluid to reduce the friction of the joints and forms a protective layer. This directly contributes to reducing the inflammation and thus – the pain and swelling.
A treatment course with the Optivisc M will offer the patient more comfort and less pain and adverse symptoms for nearly 6 months. Effects are amplified as the HA gel also contain Mannitol – a powerful anti-oxidant, which preserves the Hyaluronic acid from the natural metabolism of the body and makes the benefits of treatment of the knees longer lasting.
Optivisc M is not a permanent solution to osteoarthritis and the related problems in the knees. What it is, is a temporary, but quick working solution that helps to avoid any risks involved in surgical treatment.