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How does Synvisc work?

Synvisc an injectable medication called hyaluronan. Injectable hyaluronan is often referred to by its most commonly known brand name of "Synvisc." Other brand names of hyaluronan include Orthovisc, Euflexxa, and Supartz.

Synvisc is typically administered as a series of three injections into the knee joint, each injection spaced about one week apart. Synvisc has been shown to help alleviate arthritis symptoms for 6 months, and to delay the need for knee replacement surgery.
Hyaluronan, the name of the substance in Synvisc, is present in normal joint fluid and responsible for the lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. The lubricating effects of joint fluid allows for the cartilage surfaces of joints to glide upon each other in a smooth fashion. By injecting Synvisc into a knee joint, some people consider this a so-called joint lubrication. This is why you may hear of Synvisc as a 'motor oil' for the knee joint. Hyaluronan has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and may help protect remaining cartilage in the joint.

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