Knee osteoarthritis, which is the most common of this condition, which is usually presented in older people, is characterized by a start reduction in the quantity of the Synovial fluid. This is accompanied by lowering of its properties, having worse lubricating and filtering capabilities, as well as lower shock absorption. This directly affects the joints and materializes into such problems as:
- Swelling in the joint area
- Sense of stiffness
- Inflammation and pain
- Greatly reduced mobility
Optivisc Single helps by directly and indirectly addressing these issues. The primary focus is restoring the proper lubrication of the joints. The HA gel has very low viscosity, making it ideal for the task. At the same time, it boosts the levels of Synovial fluid, as well as it’s properties and together they greatly reduce the friction of the joints, thus alleviating symptoms over time. It’s important to note, that the Hyaluronic acid gel will also form a protective fill over the joints further shielding them from the osteoarthritis related symptoms.
What is Hyaluronic acid?
A favorite of the cosmetics industry, this is an important substance, which occurs naturally in the human body. It plays a vital role in the hydration processes of the skin, as it has the special property of being able to hold many times its own weight in water. Gels made on the basis of HA have excellent viscosity and lubricating properties.