What should I expect from HYMOVIS® treatment?
HYMOVIS® is intended to provide relief from your osteoarthritis knee pain when simple painkillers, exercise or physical therapy have failed to give you adequate pain relief. HYMOVIS®, a new therapy approved by the FDA, is a thick, gel-like solution that acts like a lubricant and shock absorber in the knee joint. For many patients HYMOVIS® injections may provide up to six months of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain.2,3,4
How is the HYMOVIS® therapy given?
Your doctor will inject HYMOVIS® into your knee.4
How many injections will I receive?
HYMOVIS® will be administered in a convenient two-injection regimen, with injections one week apart.2,4
How soon will I get pain relief from HYMOVIS®?
Pain relief varies from patient to patient and may depend on the severity of your disease and the intensity of your pain.2 Speak with your doctor about your concerns and expectations about HYMOVIS®.
Can I repeat my treatment with HYMOVIS®?
HYMOVIS® therapy can be safely repeated if your doctor feels it is appropriate.2 Please consult with your doctor to find out whether you can benefit from repeat treatment and when your next cycle of HYMOVIS® can be initiated.
Can I continue taking other medications when I am being treated with HYMOVIS®?
HYMOVIS® has no known drug interactions.2,3 However, you should consult with your doctor before taking any other medications while on HYMOVIS® treatment.
What do I need to do after receiving a HYMOVIS® injection?
It is recommended you avoid strenuous activities, such as high-impact sports (tennis or jogging) or prolonged weight-bearing activities (standing), for approximately 48 hours following the injection. You should speak with your doctor regarding the appropriate time to resume such activities.