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    What is ORTHOVISC®?

    When exercise and simple pain medications no longer effectively manage knee pain caused by osteoarthritisOsteoarthritis
    Arthritis typically with onset during middle or old age that is characterized by degenerative (gradual deterioration of joint) and sometimes abnormal growth in the bone and cartilage of one or more joints and a progressive wearing down of opposing joint surfaces with consequent distortion of joint position and is marked symptomatically especially by pain, swelling, and stiffness; abbreviation (OA)
    (OA), ORTHOVISC® may be the answer.

    ORTHOVISC® (High Molecular WeightMolecular Weight
    The sum of the atomic weights of all the atoms in a molecule
    Hyaluronan) is the only FDA-approved treatment made from ultra-pure hyaluronan, a naturally occurring lubricant found in healthy knee joints. This knee pain injection provides up to six months of pain relief. ORTHOVISC is made from bacterial cells and does not come from avianAvian
    Derived from birds
    sources. This means that ORTHOVISC® will not cause an allergic reaction if you suffer from avian allergies.

    Talk to your doctor to see if ORTHOVISC® might be a good choice for you.