An over-the-counter drug that relieves pain and reduces fever; brand name Tylenol®.
A joint disease that can cause joint pain, swelling, stiffness and/or redness of the skin over the joint.
A type of connective tissue found in many parts of the skeleton; a type called "articular" cartilage is very slippery and covers the ends of bones in joints.
A newer subclass of NSAID medication that directly targets COX-2, an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain; available by prescription only; for example, celecoxib (Celebrex®).
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, a class of medication that reduces inflammation and pain; includes aspirin, ibuprofen (for example, Motrin® and Advil®) and naproxen (for example, Aleve®).
A joint disease characterized by a breakdown of the joint’s cartilage and normal synovial fluid; symptoms include pain and stiffness.
A class of drugs resembling normal body substances that can help control inflammation in body tissues.
The hyaluronan-containing fluid found in the joint that nourishes cartilage and lubricates and cushions the joint.
SYNVISC® (hylan G-F 20)
A treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee consisting of a thick, elastic fluid made from hylans. SYNVISC is similar to fluid found in a normal, healthy knee. It is injected into the knee to replace damaged synovial fluid, reduce pain and improve function.
A substance that mimics the synovial fluid found in healthy joints and is injected into knees with osteoarthritis to reduce pain and improve function as well.
An injection that replaces diseased synovial (joint) fluid in osteoarthritic knees in order to reduce pain and improve function as well.
- Tylenol is a registered trademark of McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.
- Celebrex is a registered trademark of Pfizer, Inc.
- Motrin is a registered trademark of McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.
- Advil is a registered trademark of Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
- Aleve is a registered trademark of Bayer Consumer Care, LLC.