When you have osteoarthritis, the cartilage tissue in your joint begins to degenerate, and the hyaluronic acid content in the synovial fluid of the affected joint becomes diluted and breaks down faster, reducing its natural properties, which can further degrade cartilage tissue.8 Under arthritic conditions, the hyaluronan introduced as a viscosupplement causes a temporary increase in the normal hyaluronan level.
DUROLANE is a single-injection treatment designed to relieve osteoarthritis knee pain by supplementing the less healthy hyaluronic acid in an affected knee joint.18 Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that provides lubrication and cushioning in a normal, healthy joint. The hyaluronic acid in DUROLANE has the same composition as the hyaluronic acid a healthy body produces, so it is proven safe and biocompatible. In addition, hyaluronic acid in DUROLANE is produced with a unique stabilizing technology that helps resist hyaluronic acid degradation, for long-lasting relief of osteoarthritis symptoms.16
Your doctor will administer a single injection of DUROLANE directly into your knee joint.