When considering injections for osteoarthritis, Sinvisc® provides a viable option to lubricate the knee, resulting in reduced knee pain. Results can last up to 6 months. The injection contains a gel-like mixture made from a substance call hyaluronan that comes from chicken combs. Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in the body and is present in high amounts in joints. The body’s own hyaluronan acts like a lubricant and a shock absorber in the joint and is needed for the joint to work properly. Synvisc is a single dose treatment that is injected directly into your knee by a doctor. To watch a video of a real patient’s injection, click here.