- Medical Community Member - October 5th 2018
- Knee Treatments
Intraarticular injections of hyaluronic acid-based Monovisc, a product manufactured by Anika Therapeutics, and Synvisc, made by Genzyme, are used in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.
Patients considering such viscosupplements may need more information before deciding on the right product for them. Read on to learn more about the benefits of viscosupplementation and the characteristics of Monovisc and Synvisc.
Monovisc vs Synvisc for viscosupplementation
Patients with knee osteoarthritis, a type of arthritis in which the knee suffers damage due to the wearing down of its protective cartilage, often find themselves suffering from pain or joint stiffness that limits their mobility and impedes their daily activities. Managing this condition by alleviating the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis is necessary to improve patients' quality of life.
Currently, the methods of managing knee osteoarthritis include pain medications such as acetaminophen, physical therapy, and [Read more]