AMA Meds

Orthovisc: A Knee Pain Reliever

Press Release   •   Feb 26, 2011 02:13 EST

The knee joint pain is a commonly heard problem among many aged people across the world. Knee in human body plays an essential role in supporting the weight and assisting the movements. Pain in joints can be a result from natural aging, excessive use of joints, incorrect movement, breakdown of bones and tissues, inadequate warm up or cool down activity prior to exercise, insufficient stretching, etc. The minor knee injuries can be resolved through exercises while major injuries require proper consultation, weight control, medication, and physical therapy.

For treating the problem of osteoarthritis, doctors have come up with the safest treatment named Orthovisc. It is a FDA-approved treatment which composite of ultra-pure hyaluronan dissolved in saline. The Orthovisc injection is similar to naturally occurring lubricant named synovial fluid which is found in the healthy knee joints. The purpose of fluid is to work as a lubricant and shock absorber.

Before getting Orthovisc injection, it is important to take second opinion from healthcare providers. There are other conditions wherein this treatment needs to be avoided. Injection is inserted direct into the patient’s problematic joint point. This increases the lubrication of the joint and helps to re-establish the cushioning characteristics. For treating the problem of osteoarthritis, it is important to contact the specialized doctor. The orthopedic surgeon administers Orthovisc into knee once a week for a total of 3 or 4 injections. The dosage amount is varied depending upon a person as certain factors are considered like health condition, age, severity of the medical disorder, etc. Normally, one time treatment provides relief from severe knee pain for up to 6 months.

There are some common side effects that are often found during treatment like severe pain at injected site, headache, indigestion, nausea, tough breathing, infection, rashes, swelling, and flu-like symptoms. For this reason, it is advised to avail treatment under a supervision of an orthopedic surgeon. Importantly, the patients who are allergic to hyaluronate products, bird products like feathers, poultry, eggs etc are advised never take Orthovisc injections. A person should avoid the injection if, he or she suffers from skin diseases. For searching the Orthovisc injection online reputed stores are considered as the best option.

Maria Adli writes articles for AMAMeds,a duly licensed pharmacy in the province of British Columbia, Canada.Visit today to learn more.