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Orthovisc : Solution to relieve your joint knee pain

Press release   •   Nov 23, 2010 02:37 EST

A knee in the body is the largest joint which makes you move, lets you walk, turn around and squat without any pain. A network of bones, muscles, ligaments and soft tissues in your knee all work together to keep body stable and active. A knee joint pain can be a result of natural aging and breakdown of these bones and tissues. In some cases, individuals suffer from pain due to over usage of the knee like high-impact activities and sports. Apart from this, acute injuries due to falls and missed footing can be the reason for knee joint pain. Nothing to feel worried! There are many people who are standing in this line. According to the survey, more than 20 million Americans are suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) and it is the main cause of disability in the United States.

For treating the problem of osteoarthritis, Orthovisc is considered as one of the safest treatments available but chances of side effects cannot be ignored. A patient might suffer from a few and common side effects like pain at the injected site, headache, nausea, indigestion, difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, temporary eyelid droop, and flu-like symptoms. So, it is recommended that treatment must be availed under the supervision of an orthopedic surgeon.

This drug is injected direct into the patient’s problematic knee joint to increase the lubrication of the joint. A patient can feel relief from the severe pain. The Orthovisc is a solution of high molecular weight Hyaluronan dissolved in saline and obtained from a naturally occurring substance in the human body. The Orthovisc is an injection which constitutes a synovial fluid and acts as a shock absorber and re-establish the cushioning characteristics.

An FDA approved injection is generally given for 3-4 weeks continuously. However, the dosage amount tends to vary from person to person as it depends upon factors like age, health condition, severity of the medical disorder etc. A relief in knee pain varies from person to person and time duration.

A single dose of the Orthovisc injection relieves knee pain for approximately 6 months. Importantly, drug must be injected in the doctor's office and should be performed by a specialist doctor with proper medical training.

Maria Adli writes articles for AMAMeds,a duly licensed pharmacy in the province of British Columbia, Canada.To learn more about our company please visit