Synvisc is a viscosupplementation injection for osteoarthritis of the knee.
Viscosupplementation is a medical procedure during which lubricating fluid is injected into the knee. It is also referred to as hyaluronic acid injections. Hyaluronic acid is a key component of the joint fluid in healthy joints, but is found in lower concentrations in osteoarthritic joints. By adding hyaluronic acid to the existing joint fluid of an osteoarthritic knee, the goal is to:
- Facilitate better knee movement
- Reduce Pain