What is Synvisc One Hylan G-F 20?
Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is an injection that supplements the fluid in your knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint, and can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief.
In knees with osteoarthritis, the joint fluid (called synovial fluid) can break down and not provide the cushioning your knee needs. Click the play button above to learn how Synvisc-One supplements your knee joint fluid to relieve the pain and improve your knee joint’s natural shock absorbing abilities.
What is Synvisc-One made from?
The injection contains a gel-like mixture made from a substance called hyaluronan (pronounced hy-al-u-ROE-nan) that comes from chicken combs.
Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in the body and is present in very high amounts in joints. The body’s own hyaluronan acts like a lubricant and a shock absorber in the joint and is needed for the joint to work properly.
How do I know if I’m ready for Synvisc-One?
Synvisc-One is for people with knee osteoarthritis who have not received enough pain relief from diet, exercise and over-the-counter pain medication. If you’ve tried these options and are still feeling knee pain, tell your doctor and ask if Synvisc-One could help.
How is Synvisc-One given?
Synvisc-One is a single-dose treatment that is injected directly into your knee by a doctor. To watch a video of a real patient’s injection, click here.
Who provides Synvisc-One?
Synvisc-One is usually administered by a specialist trained in treating knee osteoarthritis, such as an orthopaedic surgeon or rheumatologist.
Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.