Hyaluronic Acid Injections – What You Need to Know
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) or Hyaluronate is a naturally-occurring substance that’s ubiquitously found in the body. HA is a glycosaminoglycan that’s part of the connective tissue, which consists of carbohydrates known as polysaccharides.
The Hype Behind Hyaluronic Acid
The use of hyaluronic acid is common when corticosteroid injections are ineffective. Additionally, patients who have joint pain and diabetes may benefit from gel injections since corticosteroids can raise blood sugar levels.
Gel-One® Single-injection Knee Treatment
Gel-One Hyaluronate is a transparent, sterile, viscoelastic hydrogel approved for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis of the knee.
How Gel-One works
Gel-One Cross-linked Hyaluronate is a transparent gel made from sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronan). This substance is naturally-occurring in synovial joints, as it acts as a lubricant and shock absorber.
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