Hyaluronic acid is used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee.
It is a “synthetic joint fluid” which helps to lubricate the joint and which has anti-inflammatory effects.
It is more effective in lower grade osteoarthritis (grade 2-3) than in higher grade osteoarthritis (grade 4).
Effects last on average 9-12 months.
Hyaluronic acid can be provided as a single injection.
Hyaluronic acid may be rebatable through your health fund.