SYNVISC can be used to effectively treat osteoarthritis knee joint pain where the existing lubricant is not enough to act as a barrier during knee movements. Synvisc contains the long chain polymer, hyaluronan which once injected begins to lubricate and cushion the knee joint, eliminating all pain. Hyaluronic is unique due to its repetitive units of disaccharides.
SYNVISC (hylan G-F 20) contains both hylan A and hylan B polymers which are derived from chicken combs. Hylans are derivatives of hyaluronan (sodiumhyaluronate). Hylan G-F 20 is highly effective due to its chemically crosslinkage.