Cingal for Knee Joint
Cingal for Knee Joint – a viscous (thick), sterile mixture of hyaluronan with a steroid. The hyaluronan is highly purified and made from bacterial fermentation. Hyaluronan – a natural chemical found in the body. Thus high amounts of hyaluronan are found in the joint tissues and in the fluid that fills the joints. The body’s own hyaluronan acts as a lubricant and a shock absorber in the joint. Hence needed for the joint to work properly.
Best for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis of the knee in those patients who have shown inadequate response to conservative non-pharmacological therapy and simple painkillers (such as acetaminophen). This medication contains cross-linked hyaluronic acid and a corticosteroid triamcinolone hexacetonide, which provides short-term relief from pain.
Precautions for Cingal
Thus not best for patients with:
• Impaired heart as well as kidney functions
• Impaired endocrine functions
• Finally diseases or conditions where the use of a corticosteroid is warned