What is hyalgan for?

Knee lubrication. Hyaluronic acud (hyalgan) is injected into knee joints when osteoarthritis becomes severe/moderately severe...
Arthritis. Hyalgan is in the form of an injection which is thought to be helpful for mild arthritis.

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What is hyalgan?

Sodium hyaluronate. Hyalgan is made from sodium Hyaluronate which is a chemical that is found in the human body. It is injected into an osteoarthitic knee to reduce pain, and to help with cushioning and lubrication.
Hyaluronate solution. This medication is injected into the knee joint of arthritic knees to try and restore some of the normal hyaluronic acid that decreases with the arthritic process. The medication is thought to help provide lubrication and cushioning to the joint, hopefully relieving pain.
Very expensive oil. The inside of every joint in your body contains some lubricating fluid--equivalent to oil for you car. This fluid composes of various protein/collagen substances giving it cushioning/lubricating property. In some case of arthritis, this fluid is low and grinding from daily activities can cause inflammation/pain. Hyalgan is a 'replica" of this fluid and injection in to joint can help some patients.

What is hyalgan used for?

Osteoarthritic joint. Hyalgan is a viscose fluid with Hyaluronate a natural substance found in joint fluid. It can be injected into arthritic joints to help lubricate and cushion typically knee joints that are painful. It can be injected in a series of 5 injections given once a week. Candidates usually fail antiinflammatories prior to injections. Other joints that can be injected:ankles, hips, and the great toe join.
Knee arthritis. Hyalgan is fda approved for injecting into the knee for arthritis. It has also been used in other joints of the body. It's advantage is that it can be used repeatedly unlike cortisone. However recent studies question its efficacy.

What is hyalgan injections and what are they used for?

Hyalgan. Hyaluronic acid injected into knee joint to help build up cartilage.
Knee lubrication. Hyaluronic acud (hyalgan) is injected into knee joints when osteoarthritis becomes severe/moderately severe...

Hi doctors, can you tell me what are hyalgan injections and what are they used for?

See details. These are injections used to treat osteoarthritis of the knees. It is injected directly into the knee weekly for 3-5 weeks.