What is CingalTM?

CingalTM is a viscous (thick), sterile mixture of hyaluronan with a steroid. The hyaluronan is highly purified and made from bacterial fermentation. Hyaluronan is a natural chemical found in the body. 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. It is needed for the joint to work properly.

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After sustaining a knee injury during training camp, 2016, my athletic trainer and the team doctor recommended Monovisc®, which helped to manage my knee pain and allowed me to return to my training.

A few months later, I got a shot of CingalTM. The fast knee pain relief meant I was able to stay on top of my training schedule and the long-lasting relief means that now, months later, I’m able to do standard CFL training four days a week with no knee pain.

President of the CFL Players’ Association, former centre for the Toronto Argonauts

Your experiences with CingalTM

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Cingal™ is a mixture of hyaluronan combined with a steroid. Hyaluronan is a natural chemical found in high amounts in your joint tissues and in the fluid that fills your joints. When you have knee OA, there may not be enough hyaluronan in your knee joint and the quality may be lower than normal. Cingal™ adds hyaluronan to your knee joint, acting as a lubricant and shock absorber in the joint. Cingal™ also contains a steroid, triamcinolone hexacetonide, which provides short-term and long-lasting pain relief by reducing inflammation.

Your healthcare professional will inject a single 4 mL dose of Cingal™ into your knee joint.

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CingalTM, Monovisc® and Orthovisc® may not be suitable for everyone. Talk to your doctor if you have questions regarding these products, or for more information on pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. CingalTM, Monovisc®, and Orthovisc® are trademarks of Anika Therapeutics Inc., used under licence by Pharmascience Inc. Pendopharm, Division of Pharmascience Inc. Product Licences are pertinent to use in Canada. Product Licences herein are not approved for use in the U.S.