What is DUROLANE?
Durolane is a safe injection containing non-animal sterile hyaluronic acid (NASHA) that can extinguish knee joint pain or osteoarthritis. In a single injection, hyaluronic acid can provide lubrication and cushion at the joint area to mimic the natural hyaluronic acid present in human bodies. Due to the purity of the NASHA, there are no reactions or impurities. NASHA has been incorporated in over 4.5 million injections.
Durolane contains Hugh concentrations of NASHA which means that it stays in the body longer than other NASHA products, which are broken down much quicker.
How is Durolane administered?
Durolane can be administered in the GP’s consulting room and only takes 10 minutes to complete. The advantage of this treatment is that it only requires a single injection into the knee or hip joint area compared to other treatments that require several injections. Therefore the patient is left feeling at ease during the whole process knowing that it takes a short amount of time.
The treatment can be carried out again in subsequent visits as and when necessary.
What does Durolane actually do once it’s injected?
The Hyaluronic acid inside Durolane is a natural substance found inside the human body. Its key properties are to act as a shock absorber. HA naturally breaks down in the body during metabolism and is then replaced. However, as we get older and our metabolism slows down, the replacement of HA is less often, resulting in less viscoelasticity, resulting in the bone and pain breakdown as it grinds against the skin. Therefore the replenishment of HA ensures continued lubrication between the joints with the added viscoelasticity of HA to control the pain.
How long will Durolane last?
Compared to other drug treatments, Durolane lasts much longer, thanks to hyaluronic acid.