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What are hyaluronan injections for knee osteoarthritis?

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There are several versions of hyaluronan injections -- also called viscosupplementation -- that are used to treat knee osteoarthritis. They're injected directly into the joint. They include:

They can lessen pain in a knee affected by osteoarthritis so you can move better.

  • 1% Sodium hyaluronate (Euflexxa)
  • Sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan)
  • High-molecular-weighthyaluronan (Orthovisc)
  • Sodium hyaluronate (Supartz)
  • Hylan G-F20 (Synvisc)
  • 1% Sodium hyaluronate (Nuflexxa)

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 19, 2019

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 19, 2019

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