What is Euflexxa?
Euflexxa is an orthopedic injectable implant that is designed and manufactured by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, an American-based company. This sterile, biodegradable, and highly viscoelastic viscosupplement is made of the following ingredients:
10mg/mL sodium hyaluronate
8.5mg/mL sodium chloride
0.56mg/mL disodium hydrogen phosphate dodecahydrate
0.05mg/mL sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate
Water for injection
The hyaluronic acid molecules are extracted biotechnologically from fermented bacterial cultures and are then purified carefully to be free from any potentially harmful contaminants. Each box of Euflexxa comes with 3 prefilled 2mL syringes and a product information pamphlet.
What are the indications for treatment using Euflexxa?
The high viscoelasticity property of this intraarticular implant makes it ideal for managing osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis is a debilitating degenerative condition of the synovial joints. Under normal circums ...
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What is hyperhidrosis?
The usual sweating process—also known as perspiration—is necessary to not only maintain normal body temperature, but also for eliminating disease-causing toxins and killing potentially harmful microorganisms that cannot survive in temperatures above 37°C as well as those on the surface of the skin. The 2 situations that will stimulate the activity of sweat glands are physical heat and emotional stress. While the former induces an intense sweating throughout the body, emotional stress will cause sweating that is restricted to the palms, armpits, soles of the feet, and sometimes the forehead. Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that is used to describe individuals who sweat excessively and abnormally than what is required for the normal regulation of body temperature. Patients may develop this frustrating condition during early childhood or even during adolescence, resulting in deteriorated quality of life.
The 2 categories of hy ...