ORTHOVISC® High Molecular Weight Hyaluronan is a FDA approved treatment made from ultra-pure hyaluronan, a naturally occurring lubricant found in healthy knee joints. ORTHOVISC® Hyaluronan is a NON-AVIAN sourced viscosupplement with lasting efficacy for up to 6 months.
As OA of the knee progresses, prescription medications such as NSAIDs, COX-2 Inhibitors and intraarticular corticosteroid injections may be appropriate next course of therapy choices. Due to contraindications, co-morbidities or adverse events, COX-2 Inhibitors and/or NSAIDs may or may not be an appropriate choice.
These treatments may have provided relief to date but may no longer seem effective due to the disease state progression. A next-step consideration in the Continuum of Care for Knee Osteoarthritis is Hyaluronic Acid Injections, such as ORTHOVISC® Hyaluronan. (https://www.depuysynthes.com/)