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Video: New National Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness of Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Encourage Patients to 'Get a Kick Out of Life'
Date:9/24/2009

Patients should consult their doctor or physical therapist before beginning a new sport or exercise program.

About Synvisc-One

Synvisc-One(TM) (hylan G-F 20) is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is for patients who do not get enough relief from simple painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy. Synvisc-One is generally well tolerated. However, it may not work for everyone. The side effects most commonly seen in a medical study were knee pain, stiffness, and swelling or fluid buildup in or around the knee. Side effects were generally mild to moderate and did not last long. More severe side effects have been reported only rarely in routine clinical use. Other side effects, such as rash, may also occur. Before trying Synvisc-One, tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds--such as feathers, eggs or poultry--or if your leg is swollen or infected. Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment. Synvisc-One has not been tested in children, pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child.

For full prescribing information on Synvisc-One, visit www.synviscone.com.

About Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and the most common joint condition worldwide. In the U.S. alone, more than more than 10 million people are estimated to have OA in one or both knees. In knees with OA, the cartilage protecting the ends of the bones gradually deteriorates, and the joint fluid, called synovial fluid, can lose its shock-absorbing qualities. Bones may begin to rub against each other, causing pain, stiffness and loss of movement in the joint. By contrast, a healthy
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