To understand the effect of Optivisc Plus, we must first explain what Hyaluronic acid it. This is a natural substance, that occurs in the animals and humans, which plays a vital role in skin hydration and other processes inside the body. It is somewhat of a cosmetics industry favorite, due to it’s skin restorative properties, but what is more important from a medical point of view – it’s capability to hold up to five hundred times it’s weight of water.
Using purified and non-animal in origin, Hyaluronic Acid, Optivisc is an injectable gel with even and smooth texture, which is used to restore the balance of the Synovial fluid. The knees are the most commonly affected by Osteoarthritis areas. A reduction of the Synovial fluid leads to a multitude of problems, including:
- Reduced mobility
- Chronic pain
- Swelling in the joints area
- Sense of stiffness
Treatment with the Optivisc viscosupplement gel will reduce friction and improve shock absorbtion. Working together with the Synovial fluid, the HA gel offers a much better protection of the joint’s inner surface. The improvement of the fluids lubrication properties and viscosity means that the inflammation of the joints is greatly reduced. A treatment course with this product will result in up to 6 months of suppressed knee Osteoarthritis symptoms.