When osteoarthritis occurs, the quality and quantity of hyaluronic acid in the synovial joint fluid becomes depleted, reducing the fluid’s lubrication and shock-absorbing properties.24

Hyaluronic acid can help restore the viscoelastic properties of synovial fluid.

Injected directly into the joint affected by osteoarthritis, hyaluronic acid treatments can relieve osteoarthritis pain longer than steroid injections.2 Hyaluronic acid treatment is usually administered in a doctor’s office, and the entire procedure takes only a few minutes. Most patients say they feel little or no discomfort.

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Choosing hyaluronic acid can give you pain relief and peace of mind

If you rely on the frequent use of oral medications for pain relief, or have had a steroid injection for joint pain, talk to you doctor about DUROLANE, a safe and effective treatment option.2

Per the osteoarthritis treatment guidelines by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), joint pain caused by OA is primarily treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), other oral painkillers, and opioids. The increased use of oral painkillers, such as NSAIDs and opioids, has been shown to lead to upper gastrointestinal issues, renal and cardiovascular adverse events, and risk of addiction and subsequent severe withdrawal.39

A single injection of DUROLANE has demonstrated the ability to reduce consumption of NSAIDs or other painkillers, while providing the same or greater pain relief.4 In addition, DUROLANE helps to improve the function of the joint and may help delay the need for joint replacement surgery.1,10

See if hyaluronic acid is right for you. Talk to Your Physician