What is Orthovisc?
Orthovisc is an injectable viscosupplement that is used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. It is made of hyaluronan and comes as a 30mg/2mL pre-filled syringe, which must be prescribed to patients by a physician and administered by a medical professional in office. Orthovisc effectively relieves pain in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee because it is similar to the synovial fluid that surrounds the joints, acting as a lubricant and shock absorber. While treatment with Orthovisc is proven to be safe and effective, there are some mild side effects that may occur, including:
Pain, stiffness, or swelling of the joint;
Itching, numbness, tingling;
Redness, swelling, pain at injection site.
What is Synvisc?
It is also a viscosupplement that can be injected into the knee joint of patients suffering from osteoarthritis. However, the difference between Orthovisc vs Synvisc is that Synvisc is made of hylan A and ...
What causes under-eye wrinkles?
The fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the eyes are likely one of the first signs of ageing that your patients will notice. Under eye wrinkles in particular may lead to a lot of self-consciousness surrounding a patient’s appearance. Lines and wrinkles occur under the eyes as the body ages and beings to produce less of the important nutrients and proteins that keep the skin hydrated and firm. Elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid are all essential in keeping the skin looking youthful, and age, along with environmental factors and lifestyle choices such as sun exposure and smoking can cause the skin in the under-eye areas to age prematurely. When these substances diminish, the skin becomes thin and weak. This, combined with repeated facial expressions and age-related volume loss, leads to the appearance of wrinkles under the eyes. Thankfully, under-eye wrinkles can be diminished effectively and quickly with cosmetic injections.
Why cosmeti ...
What is upper limb spasticity?
Upper limb spasticity, also sometimes referred to simply as ULS, is a condition that affects approximately 12 million people in the world. It affects movement in the arms, including in the elbow, wrist, and fingers, and essentially causes uncontrollable spasms in the muscles. ULS is a condition that is impacted by the nervous systems and causes muscles in the upper limbs to be stiff or continually flexed. While not life-threatening, ULS can be very painful and can severely impact a patient’s quality of life and make mundane tasks that require ease of mobility to become very difficult. In adults, upper limb spasticity is typically the result of an injury or medical event or develops due to a pre-existing medical condition. However, there are many treatment options available to patients that can help improve their ULS.
While ULS is often triggered by an injury or other medical event, the symptoms may not appear for weeks or even years and ...