Reducing osteoarthritis pain
Osteoarthritis is classified as the most prevalent joint disorder, especially in middle-aged and elderly people, and is therefore seen as one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries.1
Current osteoarthritis management strategies focus on pain relief, function improvement, and quality of life maintenance. TRB Chemedica researches, develops, manufactures and markets different molecules to treat osteoarthritis-induced pain such as hyaluronic acid-based products and diacerein. OSTENIL® range consists of sodium hyaluronate-containing products with different formulations and has been developed to improve osteoarthritis patients’ symptoms and joint function after intra-articular injection.2-7 Due to its unique viscoelastic properties, hyaluronic acid has been used for many years as viscosupplement to treat osteoarthritis of the knee via intra-articular injection. Diacerein, which is obtained from Aloe Vera plants, is an active ingredient to treat osteoarthritis symptoms. Clinically, diacerein has demonstrated to efficiently relieve pain and improve joint function in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis.
Relieving painful tendinopathy
Tendinopathies are the most common tendon disorder mainly caused by overuse or inappropriate loading of tendons.8
OSTENIL® TENDON has been developed for the treatment of pain and restricted mobility in tendon disorders. Based on the biomechanical properties of hyaluronic acid, it has demonstrated to be efficacious and safe in treating rotator cuff/supraspinatus tendinopathy9,10, Achilles tendinopathy11,12, tennis elbow11 and peroneal tendinopathy11. Patients will benefit from rapid pain relief and a quick return to normal daily and sport activities. 9-12
Accelerating post-arthroscopy recovery
VISCOSEAL® SYRINGE, solution for joint recovery after arthroscopy, has been specifically developed to replace the synovial fluid post-arthroscopy and therefore to prevent post-operative complications.13 VISCOSEAL®SYRINGE has an excellent safety profile and has demonstrated to:
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- Dreiser RL, Avouac B, Bardin T. A 6 Month Trial Evaluating Efficacy of One Intra Articular Injection of 2% Sodium Hyaluronate Versus Hylan G F 20 in the Treatment of Painful Tibiofemoral Osteoarthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 2015; 74(Suppl 2):376
- Lipman K, Wang C, Ting K, Soo C, Zheng Z. Tendinopathy: injury, repair, and current exploration. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2018;12:591-603.
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- Lynen N, De Vroey T, Spiegel I, Van Ongeval F, Hendrickx NJ, et al. Comparison of Peritendinous Hyaluronan Injections Versus Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in the Treatment of Painful Achilles’ Tendinopathy: A Randomized Clinical Efficacy and Safety Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 ; 98(1) :64-71
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- Anand S, Singisetti K, Srikanth KN, Bamforth C, Asumu T, Buch K. Effect of sodium hyaluronate on recovery after arthroscopic knee surgery. J Knee Surg. 2016;29(6):502-9.
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- Chau JY, Chan WL, Woo SB, Cheng SC, Wong TM, Wong TK, et al. Hyaluronic acid instillation following arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a double-blinded, randomised controlled study. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2012;20(2):162-5.
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- Hempfling H. Intra-articular hyaluronic acid after knee arthroscopy: a two-year study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007;15(5):537-46.
*GM1 and diacéréine are not currently approved for medical use in Switzerland. Visit our www.trbchemedica.com website for more information.