Orthovisc (Sodium Hyaluronate) is used to treat knee pain caused by with joint inflammation (osteoarthritis) and is often given via a syringe after other arthritis medications have been used without success.
Orthovisc contains the medication hyaluronate which is similar to the fluid which surrounds the joints in your body. This medication acts as a lubricant and shock absorbed for your joints. Orthovisc is given via a syringe directly into the affected joint by a healthcare provider.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common Orthovisc side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Sodium Hyaluronate side effects:
Q: Where should Orthovisc be injected?
A: Orthovisc is injected directly into your knee joint and should be given by a healthcare provider. This medication is typically given once a week. Orthovisc should not be injected into a vein or an artery as the risk of side effects could increase.
Q: Can I exercise after using Orthovisc Syringe?
A: For the 48 hours after receiving an injection, you should avoid any activities which could put stress on your knee such as exercise or standing for more than an hour.