Viscoelastic Solutions, Intraarticular
Definition : Solutions that have viscous and some elastic properties formulated in appropriate concentrations for intraarticular procedures. These solutions typically consist of aqueous mixtures usually containing as main component sodium hyaluronate, a purified sodium salt of hyaluronic acid (a glycosaminoglycan, [GAG]). Intraarticular viscoelastic solutions are usually supplied in sterilized pre-filled syringes or vials; the solution is typically injected into the synovial space of the articulation. They are intended for treatment of osteoarthritis and/or after arthroscopic surgery.
Entry Terms : "Intraarticular Viscoelastic Solutions"
UMDC code : 18569