Hyalgan Injections

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HYALGAN is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis. It is used for patients who do not get adequate relief from simple painkillers or from exercise and physical therapy.

ARE THERE ANY REASONS WHY I SHOULD NOT TAKE HYALGAN?

You should not take this product if you have had any previous allergic reaction to HYALGAN or similar material, i.e., hyaluronate products.

You should not have an injection into the knee if you have infections or skin diseases around the injection site.

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

Allergic reactions, swelling, redness, itching, bruising

HOW IS HYALGAN GIVEN?

Your doctor will give you an injection of HYALGAN into your knee. A treatment cycle consists of five injections given at weekly intervals.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE TREATMENT

How soon will I experience relief?

Pain relief varies from patient to patient and may depend on the severity of the pain. Some patients may experience relief within a week of the first injection. In clinical studies, the majority of patients noticed a difference within one week following the third injection; however, pain relief was not seen in some patients until after the fifth injection.

How long will the result last?

The majority of patients experience months of pain relief. Results vary from patient to patient.

Does the injection hurt?

As with any injections, you may feel temporary minor pain at the injection site. To help make your HYALGAN injection as comfortable as possible, your doctor may inject a local anesthetic beforehand.

What are the common side effects associated with HYALGAN therapy?

Again, as with any injection, you may experience some local pain and/or swelling. The most common side effects of HYALGAN therapy are injection-site pain, swelling, heat and/or redness, rash, itching, or bruising around the joint. Any such effects are generally mild and usually do not last long.

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