How can Monovisc® provide relief from OA knee pain?
Monovisc® is a gel-like substance manufactured from ultra-pure hyaluronic acid and obtained entirely from a non-avian source, supplements the hyaluronic acid naturally found in the synovial fluid of a healthy knee.
Monovisc® is indicated
in the treatment of pain in
OA of the knee
in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and to simple analgesics (e.g. acetaminophen).
In clinical trials,
patients who were treated with Monovisc® reported a reduction in pain. Monovisc® was generally well-tolerated; no serious adverse events were reported.
Monovisc® is administered
by your doctor as a single intra-articular injection, a treatment called viscosupplementation. Viscosupplements are thought to relieve OA pain by restoring the viscoelastic properties of the hyaluronic acid found in the knee.
You can learn more about Monovisc® by reading our brochure on OA knee pain and treatment.
What type of doctor usually treats patients with Monovisc®?
- Orthopedist: a physician specializing in the skeletal system and its associated joints and ligaments.
- Sports medicine specialist: a physician specializing in injuries from athletic activities.
- Rheumatologist: a physician specializing in rheumatic disorders.