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What is hylan G-F 20?

Hylan G-F 20 is used as a treatment for knee pain in people who have osteoarthritis. The joint fluid, or synovial fluid, in people with osteoarthritis can start to lose its ability to cushion the knees, which can lead to pain. Hylan G-F 20, which is made from a natural substance, cushions and lubricates the joints in the same way that synovial fluid does. It is administered as an injection directly into the knee joint. Hylan G-F 20 is categorized as a viscosupplement.

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