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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CingalTM experience for Gary,
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.
Your experiences with CingalTM
My knee (previously mild OA) flared up and became quite painful. After two weeks with no improvement, I decided to have my knee injected with Cingal™. Things improved rapidly, and I’m pleased to say I’m back to riding and training as hard as before.
One of my patients came in to see me using a cane and barely able to walk more than a few blocks. Post-Cingal™ injection, he was so excited that he wanted to hug me. He literally walked out of the office and went home without using the cane he had come in with!
A patient was so excited that he phoned in to let the clinic know how great Cingal™ is – specifically, he wanted to let his ortho know and thank him!
A patient in BC phoned in to rave about Cingal™. The patient limped in originally, walked out, and was able to get back to his cherished activities, such as golf.
A patient phoned his sports clinic after his walking tour in Europe. He told the sports med/ortho clinic staff that there was no way he would have been able to manage the trip without Cingal™.
I have received a Cingal™ injection, I wanted to call and thank the company for the product. My knee pain was reduced, I'm just calling to say thank you.
I am very active: I practice mountain biking, downhill skiing, swimming and I do indoor climbing. After suffering a knee injury a few years ago, I began to suffer more and more knee pain. The pain limited me in my sports activities. About 1 year ago (January 2017), I consulted an orthopedic surgeon and he diagnosed osteoarthritis of the knee. As a treatment to relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis, he recommended an injection of Cingal™. This treatment provided a quick relief from my knee pain which allowed me to continue my ski season. The pain relief was lasting and allowed me to finish my ski season and ride a bike afterwards. Last November, before the start of the new ski season, I decided to make an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon to receive another injection of Cingal™, again, I observed a quick relief of pain !
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.