What is Orthovisc
Orthovisc is a sterile, non-pyrogenic solution of sodium hyaluronate. The sodium hyaluronate in Orthovisc functions as a tissue lubricant, and is thought to play an important role in modulating the interactions between tissues. It can also act as a viscoelastic support for maintaining separation between tissues. Orthovisc is indicated as a viscoelastic supplement or a replacement for synovial fluid in human joints. It is well suited for treatment of the symptoms of human synovial joint dysfunctions, such as osteoarthritis. The actions of Orthovisc are lubrication and mechanical support.
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What does this product come with?
Each package of Orthovisc contains:
- 1-2ml prefilled syringe;
- 1 package insert;
- And a set of traceability labels.
What are the benefits of this product?
Orthovisc is an injectable, clear, viscoelastic solution indicated for relieving osteoarthritis pain. Orthovisc’s main ingredient is ultra-pure, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which is similar to the hyaluronic acid normally found in the synovial fluid of the joints. Unlike some forms of hyaluronic acid, Orthovisc is made in the lab from bacterial fermentation, not from avian sources. This means it is less likely to cause allergic reactions in patients with egg or bird allergies.
How does this product work?
Hyaluronic acid breaks down within the body as it ages. As this cushioning layer is lost from the knee, the bones in the joint start to rub together, causing inflammation and pain. When you inject Orthovisc into your patient’s knee, the joint is given the lubrication and cushioning it needs to function in a pain-free manner. This pain relief can last up to around 6 months before another Orthovisc treatment is needed.
What are the ingredients?
Orthovisc is comprised of 15mg/ml of sodium hyaluronate.
How to inject/administer this product.
This device is restricted to use by physicians. Orthovisc is injected into the joint via intra-articular administration using an 18–21G needle. The volume of product to be used will vary depending upon the size of the joint, although it should not exceed 2ml for the knee. Any joint effusion should be removed before injecting Orthovisc. For the comfort of the patient, a suitable anesthetic may be administered before the treatment.
When should I use this product?
The recommended treatment regimen is 3 injections spaced 1 week apart for each treatment course. Do not exceed 1 treatment course for any individual joint in any 6-month period.
What areas can I treat with this product?
In the U.S. and Canada, Orthovisc may only be used for the management of pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee.
How long do results last?
Orthovisc can offer patients relief from osteoarthritis pain for about 6 months after their initial 3 weekly injections.