GELSYN-3 is a series of 3 lubrication injections used to relieve knee pain in people with osteoarthritis (OA). Each injection delivers a highly purified solution of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance already found in your joint tissues. HA acts like a lubricant and shock absorber in the synovial fluid, and a complete series of GELSYN-3 injections may help to better protect your knee joint and manage your symptoms.
How does GELSYN-3 work?
Your doctor will administer a single injection of GELSYN-3 directly into your knee joint every 7 days. This means you will be able to complete a 3-injection series of GELSYN-3 in just two weeks. Some patients may experience pain relief early. Your doctor will monitor your progress between injections. After completing the full course of treatment, many patients experience pain relief 4 weeks after their third injection and therapeutic benefits for as long as 6 months.11
What can I expect after a GELSYN-3 injection?
After a GELSYN-3 injection, you may experience mild injection site discomfort. You can apply an ice pack to the area for 10 minutes or as recommended by your doctor. For the first 48 hours, try to avoid any strenuous activity (heavy lifting or jogging) and prolonged weight bearing activities (standing or walking for over an hour).
Is GELSYN-3 right for me?
If you are an OA knee patient who is not getting enough pain relief from oral medications and physical therapy, GELSYN-3 might be a good option to consider. Your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate for HA therapy. Contact your doctor to learn more about your treatment options.
What are the benefits of GELSYN-3?
GELSYN-3 delivers all the long-term benefits that HA lubrication injection therapy has to offer. This includes reduced joint pain and stiffness for up to 6 months, improved quality of life, and delaying total knee replacement surgery.