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.