Osteoarthritis is a slowly progressive degenerative condition affecting the knee joint cartilage and the underlying bone and resulting in gradual loss of the articular or chondral cartilage covering the knuckles of the knee. In its most severe forms the covering cartilage is lost completely allowing the bare knuckles to rub together during normal standing and walking, and producing the bone on bone contact sometimes visible on plain x-rays. The underlying bone gradually stiffens and produces projections or buttresses at the margins of the joint called osteophytes, and these bony lumps can sometimes be felt beneath the skin.
Knee rehabilitation & Bracing
Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is a viscosupplement injection. Made from a natural substance that lubricates and cushions your joint, it can provide up to six months to one year of knee pain relief with just one injection.