Hyaluronic Acid Viscosupplementaion Injections
The bones that make up your joints usually have a cap of cartilage on their ends which ensures the bones move smoothly against each other. This cartilage has a fluid coating that contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid works as a lubricant and shock absorber in your joint.
In osteoarthritis, the cartilage cap breaks down and the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases within the joint which can cause symptoms such as pain, stiffness, and swelling.
Viscosupplementation involves your healthcare provider injecting hyaluronic acid into an osteoarthritic joint.
PASS Bracing heavily stocks the viscosupplement injections stated below. Most pharmacies do not carry these products in store and would need to order and get them shipped in. We DO NOT charge a processing fee, and with a MD prescription, medical tax exemptions would be applicable and you would not need to pay the tax
Neovisc contains hyaluronic acid (HA) viscosupplements which are injected specifically into the knee joint, this injection actually mimics the HA in the human body. Instead of just treating symptoms of OA with pain medications, Neovisc replaces the natural lubricating and shock-absorbing properties of the joint fluid. Simply speaking, an injection of Neovisc is like putting oil on a rusty hinge.
Durolane is made from highly purified hyaluronic acid, this injection is placed directly in affected joints to increase the lubrication and cushioning. An injection of Durolane may delay the need for surgery on affected joints
Synvisc Classic contains a gel-like mixture made from a substance called hyaluronan that comes from chicken combs. Hyaluronan (the red "mohawk" on top of a chickens head) extracts the hyaluronic acid from the cartilage of the chicken combs. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in the body and is present in very high amounts in joints.
Synvisc-One contains the exact same substances but comes with three injections instead of just one.
Cingal is the first and ONLY viscosupplement made from hyaluronic acid PLUS steroid treatment. The hyaluronic acid treats the osteoarthritic joints, while the steroid component treats inflammation and provides fast pain relief within days of the injection. This allows you to quickly return to your active lifestyle with reduced pain.
Monovisc contains a gel-like substance manufactured from ultra-pure, non-avian hyaluronic acid naturally found in the synovial fluid of a healthy knee. The injection provides osteoarthritis knee pain relief that is felt as early as two weeks following the injection and can last up to six months.
Orthovisc contains hyaluronate (also known as hyaluronan) which is similar to a substance that occurs naturally in the joints. This injection is administered by intra-articular injection one week apart for a total of three injections.
EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS
Viscosupplementation is typically covered by an extended heath benefits plan. Each brand of injection has a pseudo DIN number for the insurance companies to recognize the product. Although these are injectables, the products are covered under the healthcare side of the plan rather than the pharmaceutical side. We sell direct to consumer as well as to clinics.
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