What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a joint disease caused by cartilage depletion. The cartilage is a smooth tissue that covers the end of the bone in the joint.
The cartilage damage leads to breakdown of underlying bones, causing pain, swelling, limited joint activity and can lead to joints deformation.
What is Synovial Fluid?
•Keeps the bones slightly apart and protects the cartilage coverings from wear
•Lubricates the joint
•Acts as a filter by letting the nutrients reach the cartilage, but blocking the passage of harmful cells and substances.
How does Hyaluronic Acid work?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the major chemical component of synovial fluid secreted by synovial cells, fibroblasts and chondrocytes.
•Suppresses production and activity of matrix-degrading enzymes
•Inhibits inflammatory cytokines
•Blocks movement of inflammatory
•Maintains normal joint structure
•Regulates chondrocyte growth and viability
•Stimulates synthesis of articular cartilage components