How Do Hyaluronic Acid Injections Work?
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 affected joint, 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.
Choosing hyaluronic acid can give you pain relief and peace of mind
If you rely on frequent use of oral medications for pain relief, or have had a steroid injection, talk to you doctor about DUROLANE, a safe and effective treatment option.18
Hyaluronic acid also may do more than relieve osteoarthritis pain longer: a 2015 clinical study has shown that hyaluronic acid treatments can substantially delay the need for knee replacement surgery. Findings also show a further delay in knee replacement surgery with each additional course of treatment.22
See if hyaluronic acid is right for you. Talk to Your Physician