DUROLANE - Advanced osteoarthritis treatment of join pain
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About DUROLANE

What is DUROLANE?

DUROLANE is a single injection treatment to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis. It is based upon a natural, safe and proven technology called NASHA (stabilised hyaluronic acid). Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule that provides the lubrication and cushioning in a normal joint.

DUROLANE is transparent gel which contains high levels of HA (Hyaluronic Acid) . It is injected into joints affected by osteoarthritis to relieve pain, restore lubrication and cushioning which improves joint function and helps to restore quality of life. The stabilised form of HA in DUROLANE is known as NASHA – for more information please visit www.q-med.com

 

How safe is DUROLANE treatment?

DUROLANE is created using NASHA - an advanced patented process of Hyaluronic Acid . It is a highly purified product produced without using any animal-sourced materials, ensuring that the risk of impurities is close to zero. DUROLANE is treated by the body in the same way as the body's own hyaluronic acid and there have been no reported of immunological or anaphylactic reactions. DUROLANE is the original single injection since 2001.

 

How is one injection is enough, when other hyaluronic acid preparations need 3-5 injections per treatment cycle?

The patented NASHA hyaluronic acid stabilisation process enables DUROLANE to resist breakdown and have a long-lasting effect than all other hyaluronic acid preparations1-4. DUROLANE also contains high levels of concentrated HA. This extends the half life of DUROLANE considerably whereas the HA in other hyaluronic acid products disappears within a few days after the injection.

This is the main reason why you will require only a single injection of DUROLANE whereas other products need several injections.

 

How does DUROLANE work?

DUROLANE contains high levels of concentrated Hyaluronic acid (HA) which mimics the effects of natural HA. It restores the levels of HA which are naturally diminished during the progression of Osteoarthritis. HA is known to control pain and as it possesses visco-elastic properties it can provide cushioning and shock absorption within the joint. HA is also known to help to maintain the normal fluid balance in a joint and help to restore normal joint function.

 

Is my condition serious enough for this treatment?

If you suffer with osteoarthritis pain and the pain is not controlled by simple pain killers and lifestyle modification then you could be suitable for DUROLANE treatment. To find out if DUROLANE is right for you please consult your doctor.

 

Can I receive DUROLANE treatment in both my knees?

Yes. However you will need one injection in each individual knee.

 

Can I receive DUROLANE treatment for hip osteoarthritis?

Yes. DUROLANE has been shown to be effective for osteoarthritis of the hip as well as the knee joint.

 

How is this treatment performed?

The entire procedure is performed in the doctor's consulting room and takes approximately 10 - 15 minutes. DUROLANE is administered by a single injection into the knee joint.

 

Is it painful?

Many practitioners will administer a local skin anaesthetic prior to giving the DUROLANE injection to minimise any discomfort.

 

Can I repeat the treatment?

Yes. The treatment can be repeated as required by your physician.

 

How effective is this treatment?

Intra-articular hyaluronic acid offers comparable pain relief to pain-relieving drug therapy or injection of corticosteroids, with a longer duration of action.

 

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