Hyaluronic acid is a molecule found naturally throughout the human body. It is an important component of joint fluid, called synovial fluid, which provides lubrication and cushioning for normal, healthy knees.
When you have osteoarthritis of the knee, the hyaluronic acid breaks down and becomes diluted, reducing its natural elastic properties, which can further degrade cartilage tissue and cause increased joint pain.15
Administered as a series of 3 injections directly into the knee (one every 7 days), GELSYN-3 works to increase the levels of healthy hyaluronic acid in the affected joint.14 The hyaluronic acid in GELSYN-3 safely reduces joint pain and stiffness. Hyaluronic acid (HA) in the knee acts as a supplemental lubricant and shock-absorber. The HA in GELSYN-3 has the same composition as the natural hyaluronic acid your body produces.9,14,36
Your doctor will monitor your progress between injections.
After completing the full course of treatment, many patients experience pain relief as soon as 4 weeks after their third injection, with benefits lasting as long as 6 months.9 A course of GELSYN-3 injections can be safely repeated.Looking for care? Find a physician