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Find answers to your questions about Monovisc®

How can Monovisc® help with my OA knee pain?

Monovisc® is manufactured from ultra-pure hyaluronic acid, which is a component of the synovial fluid of a healthy knee. It’s a gel-like substance obtained from non-avian sources that supplements your knee’s natural hyaluronic acid.

How is Monovisc® administered?

A doctor administers Monovisc® through a single injection into your knee (intra-articular injection). This treatment, called viscosupplementation, is thought to relieve OA knee pain by restoring the viscoelastic properties of the hyaluronic acid found in the knee.

How long will a Monovisc® injection last?

Monovisc® has been shown to provide effective OA knee pain relief for up to six months.

Are there side effects associated with Monovisc®?

In a scientific study, the only effects associated with Monovisc® were mild to moderate episodes of transient swelling and discomfort.

What other treatments are available for OA knee pain?
Besides Monovisc®, there are other options available for OA knee pain treatment, including the viscosupplements CingalTM and Orthovisc®. See our Treatment section for more details.
Do I need to see a doctor to get Monovisc®?

Yes. Doctors who can inject Monovisc® include orthopedists, sports medicine specialists and rheumatologists.