Properties and effects of Optivisc
This HA-based solution is developed to specifically provide relief to people suffering from osteoarthritis (OA), especially such that is affecting the knees. The product comes in a prefilled syringe and it is administered by a trained clinician through an intra-articular injection. The synthetic Hyaluronic Acid in Optivisc has a very high molecular weight and excellent hydrating abilities, allowing it to improve the functions and properties of synovial fluid. In this way, it will improve the condition of patients and:
- Boost joint lubrication
- Restore the shock-absorbing ability of the joints
- Improve joint mobility
- Reduce joint pain
Does it cure osteoarthritis?
Unfortunately, there is still no cure for osteoarthritis. This means that Optivisc will not cure OA patients. However, it will considerably alleviate the symptoms associated with this condition such as:
- Limited joint mobility
- Knee pain
- Functional impairment
That will significantly improve their lifestyle for a period of up to half a year. Although the effects of this minimally-invasive treatment are only temporary, they can be prolonged through regular maintenance injection sessions carried out every few months.
This product from Biotech Healthcare Group’s Optivisc line features a 5-injection viscosupplement treatment which makes it a very cost-efficient OA solution.