Osteoarthritis develops as people get older and is present in almost everybody over the age of 60 (although not everyone in this age group has bad symptoms). Ostenil® is a solution containing hyaluronic acid. It is this substance that lets the synovial fluid in the joint capsule:
keep bones apart, protecting cartilage from wear and tear; absorbs shock; lubricates the joint; acts as a filter by letting nutrients reach the cartilage but locking harmful cells and substances.
Ostenil® is injected into the space in the joint and works by restoring the normal balance between the breakdown and production of hyaluronic acid. This effect means it can decrease pain and stiffness and improve other symptoms of osteoarthritis. The effect can last for up to 12 months.