Synvisc-One approved for osteoarthritis knee

Synvisc-One (hylan G-F 20, from Genzyme), has been FDA approved for the relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics.  Synvisc-One is given as a single-injection viscosupplement that is administered through an intra-articular injection. It is an alternative treatment regimen to Genzyme's Synvisc (hylan G-F 20), a three-injection viscosupplement.

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