What is Hyalgan?
Hyalgan is made from pure animal free hyaluronic acid and is used to treat knee joint pain by injecting into area to offer six months pain relief. The process is referred to as viscosupplementation, where the joints are injected (supplemented) with healthy hyaluronic acid lubricant which means that patients can be mobile and independent to carry out their normal daily activities again. This process is much more effective then taking drugs orally to contain the pain.
What is so unique about Hyalgan?
- Hyalgan extinguishes pain from osteoarthritis for half a year.
- Patients are given one injection of Hyalgan every week for 3 – 5 weeks.
- Many have reported immediate pain relief and mobility after the initial treatment.
Made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found inside the human body. It’s key properties are to keep the skin hydrated whilst adding plumpness. HA naturally breaks down in the body during metabolism and is then replaced. However as we gets older and our metabolism slows down, replacement of HA is less often which results in less hydrated skin and less volume in the skin.
Who should not use Hyalgan?
Individuals with skin infections or any skin related diseases, especially at the proposed site of injection.
What are the associated side effects with Hyalgan?
Joint swelling and injection site pain have been the most common side effects.