Hyaluronic acid is a molecule found naturally throughout the human body. It is an important component of joint fluid, called synovial fluid, which provides lubrication and cushioning for normal, healthy Joints1.
Hyaluronic acid in osteoarthritic joints has lost its natural viscoelastic properties, which are needed to protect joint tissues. This loss of viscoelasticity means that the synovial fluid no longer retains the ability to absorb shock and protect surrounding cartilage tissue.
The hyaluronic acid in DUROLANE has the same composition as the natural hyaluronic acid your body produces. DUROLANE however, is a concentrated formulation that has been stabilized to help resist the degradation caused by osteoarthritis.1
Administered as a single-injection directly into the affected joint, DUROLANE increases the level of healthy hyaluronic acid in the affected joint.26 DUROLANE reduces osteoarthritis pain for up to 6 months.26