Canada Diagnostic Centres offers three types of viscosupplements:
Monovisc® is a single dose hyaluronic acid injection approved for treatment of osteoarthritis and requires only one appointment per joint. Monovisc® delivers the highest total dose of hyaluronic acid available and is not manufactured from animal parts, lowering the risk for allergic reactions.
DUROLANE is a single injection treatment to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis in specific small and large joints. It is based upon a natural, safe and proven technology called NASHA®. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that provides the lubrication and cushioning in a normal joint.
CingalTMis indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis of the knee in patients who have failed to respond to other treatments.
CingalTM is a single injection containing borth a steroid + hyaluronic acid. The steroid provides immediate relief by reducing inflammation while the hyaluronic acid provides long-lasting pain relief.
Viscosupplementation is provided on a per fee basis and is not covered by Alberta Health Care.
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