Hyaluronate (Hy’ al’ ur’ on’ ate) occurs naturally in our bodies and is found in the synovial fluid and cartilage of healthy joints (knees, hips, shoulders). Synovial fluid provides lubrication and cushioning of the joint. Patients with osteoarthritis typically experience pain and loss of mobility because of changes to the internal environment of the affected joint.
NeoVisc is a 1.0% solution of highly purified, natural hyaluronate that actually mimics the hyaluronate in the human body. Instead of just treating the symptoms of osteoarthritis with pain medications, NeoVisc replaces the natural lubricating and shock-absorbing properties of the joint fluid. Simply speaking, an injection of NeoVisc is like putting oil on a rusty hinge.
It works best in the mild to moderate stages of osteoarthritis. Because it is a natural hyaluronate product, it can be used along with physical therapy, exercise and medicines (over-the-counter and prescription) to help manage the pain due to osteoarthritis.
NeoVisc reduces your pain and increases your mobility so you can get back to doing the things you like to do.
NeoVisc is the most cost-effective therapy available in Canada because NeoVisc is manufactured and distributed in Canada. Most insurance companies cover products like NeoVisc under the Extended Health Benefit Plan. You should contact your insurance company directly for more information.
For information on side effects, warnings, precautions, interactions and proper use of this medicine, please refer to the Patient Brochure or consult with your doctor or pharmacist.