Solatum Intra-articular Joint Injection

Sodium Hyaluronate

What is Solatum Intra-articular Joint Injection?

Solatum Intra-articular Joint Injection is used to help symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, such as joint pain and stiffness. Solatum Intra-articular Joint Injection is a pre-filled syringe containing highly purified, non-animal Sodium Hyaluronate – also known as salt of hyaluronic acid (HA) or hyaluronate. It is available in two strengths – 30mg/2.5ml and 60mg/3.0ml. When injected into the joint cavity, HA has been shown to:

How does Solatum Intra-articular Joint Injection work?

HA is a substance found naturally in healthy joints in the synovial fluid. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber within joints. A loss of HA associated with osteoarthritis or as a result of injury causes symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness. When HA is injected into the joint cavity, it replaces and supplements the body’s own synovial fluid. This helps improve osteoarthritis symptoms in various ways, including:

What will happen at my appointment?

Your doctor or clinician will inject the HA solution into your knee joint using a needle attached to the Solatum Intra-articular Joint Injection syringe. This can be performed at an out-patient appointment. If you have swelling in your knee, your clinician will remove (aspirate) the fluid first. The recommended dosage is weekly for four weeks for the 30mg/2.5ml injection, or once for the 60mg/3.0ml injection. However, your doctor will advise the best dosage regimen for your needs, which may be ad hoc injections as required depending on your symptoms.

Side effects and precautions

Intra-articular injections can cause short term pain and a feeling of heat that usually disappear after two to three days. If there is no improvement or you experience other side effects, then speak to your doctor. Solatum Intra-articular Joint Injection is not suitable:
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