Synvisc injections supplement the fluid in your knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint and can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief. Ackland Sports Medicine uses the newest Synvisc injection called Synvisc-One and is provided with one injection, compared to the three injections required for standard Synvisc.
Synvisc-One injections are for people with knee osteoarthritis who have not received enough pain relief from diet, exercise, over-the-counter pain medication or cortisone shots. Synvisc-One is a single-dose treatment that is injected directly into your knee by our specialists trained in treating knee osteoarthritis.
The injection takes a few minutes and can be done in our clinics. The injection contains a gel-like mixture made from a substance called hyaluronan which 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.