The main symptoms commonly associated with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee are:
Knee pain that worsens when you are active and improves when you rest
Stiffness, with reduced ability to move the knee
Swelling around the knee
Cracking (crepitus) when moving the knee
Other possible symptoms of OA of the knee include:
Buckling or instability of the knee
Bony enlargement of the knee
Deformity of the knee
If you have any of these symptoms or signs, see your doctor and talk with him or her about your symptoms—where the pain is, how long you’ve had it, and what types of things make it better or worse. Your doctor will perform tests to determine the cause of your knee pain or may refer you to a specialist for further evaluation. If the cause of your pain is OA of the knee, there are numerous treatment options available.
Although doctors are not completely certain what causes OA of the knee, some possible contributors are:
Wear and tear on the knee over many years
Genetics: It may "run in the family"
Gender: Women are more likely than men to have OA of the knee
EUFLEXXA (1% sodium hyaluronate) is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis. It is used in people who do not get enough relief from simple pain medications such as acetaminophen or from exercise and physical therapy.
Important Safety Information
You should not receive this product if you have had any previous allergic reaction to EUFLEXXA or hyaluronan products. You should not have an injection into the knee if you have a knee joint infection or if you have skin disease or infection around the injection site.
EUFLEXXA is only for injection into the knee performed by a qualified doctor. After you receive this injection you may need to avoid activities such as jogging, tennis, heavy lifting, or standing on your feet for a long time (more than one hour). The safety and effectiveness of repeat treatment cycles of EUFLEXXA have not been established. The safety and effectiveness of EUFLEXXA have not been shown in people under 18 years of age.
Side effects sometimes seen when EUFLEXXA is injected into the knee joint were pain, swelling, skin irritation, and tenderness and these were generally mild and did not last long.
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