DUROLANE is a single injection treatment to relieve the pain of knee or hip Osteoarthritis. It is based upon a natural, safe and proven technology called NASHA (stabilised hyaluronic acid). Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule that provides the lubrication and cushioning in a normal joint.
Durolane is created using NASHA - an advanced patented process of Hyaluronic Acid. It is a highly purified product produced without using any animal-sourced materials, ensuring that the risk of impurities is close to zero. Durolane is treated by the body in the same way as the body's own hyaluronic acid and there have been no reported of immunological or anaphylactic reactions. NASHA has been used safely in over 4,500,000 treatments, for different medical purposes.
The patented NASHA hyalauronic acid stabilisation process enables Durolane to resist breakdown and have a longer-lasting effect than all other hyaluronic acid preparations. Durolane also contains high levels of concentrated HA. This extends the half life of Durolane considerably whereas the HA in other hyaluronic acid products disappears within a few days after the injection.
This is the main reason why you will require only a single injection of Durolane whereas other products need several injections.
How does Durolane work?
Durolane contains high levels of concentrated Hyaluronic acid (HA) which mimics the effects of natural HA. It restores the levels of HA which are naturally diminished during the progression of Osteoarthritis. HA is known to control pain and as it possesses visco-elastic properties it can provide cushioning and shock absorption within the joint. HA is also known to help to maintain the normal fluid balance in a joint and help to restore normal joint function.
Can I receive Durolane treatment for hip osteoarthritis?
Yes. Durolane has been shown to be effective for osteoarthritis of the hip as well as the knee joint.
How is this treatment performed?
The entire procedure is performed in the doctor's consulting room and takes approximately 10 - 15 minutes. Durolane is administered by a single injection into the knee joint.
Can I repeat the treatment?
Yes. The treatment can be repeated as and when required.
How effective is this treatment?
Intra-articular hyaluronic acid offers comparable pain relief to pain-relieving drug therapy or injection of corticosteroids, with a longer duration of action.