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Synvisc-One Uses

How Does Synvisc-One Work?

Healthy joints contain a fluid known as synovial fluid that works like a cushion and lubricant for the joint. In people with osteoarthritis, the synovial fluid may break down, becoming thinner and less able to protect the joint.
Synvisc-One contains a mixture of hylan A and hylan B, two substances made from sodium hyaluronate, a natural product obtained from chicken combs. Hyaluronate is also found in the human body, especially within the joints and the synovial fluid. Injecting Synvisc-One into the joint helps provide the cushioning and lubrication lacking in the arthritic joint.

Can Children Use It?

Synvisc-One is not approved for individuals under the age of 21, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group.

Off-Label Uses for Synvisc-One

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than osteoarthritis of the knee (this is known as an "off-label" use). At this time, using Synvisc-One in joints other than the knee (such as the ankles, hips, or shoulders) is not approved in the United States and is, therefore, considered an off-label use.
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