What is OSTENIL® TENDON?
OSTENIL® TENDON is highly concentrated hyaluronic acid (2%). Hyaluronic acid is present in the body wherever moisture is stored or lubrication between layers of tissue is required to eliminate friction. Examples are the tear film, the mucous membranes of the body, the synovial fluid in the joints, and the skin.
The hyaluronic acid in OSTENIL® TENDON is produced by a non-animal based biotechnological process. The molecular structure closely mimics human hyaluronic acid, which is why OSTENIL® TENDON is well tolerated.
How does OSTENIL® TENDON work?
The lubricating characteristics of hyaluronic acid increase tendon gliding and reduce adhesions (stickiness). The tendon can work again as if well-oiled. Furthermore, hyaluronic acid:
blocks pain receptors
hinders inflammatory mediators
is a good transport medium for nutrients
OSTENIL® TENDON ensures a harmonisation of the tendons and the surrounding structures, reduces pain and increases joint function.
OSTENIL® TENDON helps to maintain tendon biomechanical properties
OSTENIL® TENDON contains a solution of hyaluronic acid (or: sodium hyaluronate) which has unique properties:
Acts as a lubricant when applied into the tendon sheath or peritendinously
Enhances the tendon gliding effect and reduces adhesion
Promotes tendon recovery and the wound healing process
Acts as a transport medium for nutrients to reach the avascular portions of the tendon
Masks the nociceptors and thus provides pain relief
Prevents the free passage of inflammatory cells and molecules through the tendon sheath due to its macromolecular meshwork
OSTENIL® TENDON promotes tendon gliding and the repair process
To see Instructions for Use (or the SmPC) for OSTENIL® TENDON, please visit this page: https://ostenil.trbchemedica.co.uk/business-professionals/product-smpcs/ostenil-tendon-smpc
Which pathologies can be treated with OSTENIL® TENDON?
Many tendinopathies can be treated with OSTENIL® TENDON, including:
Rotator cuff (supraspinatus) tendinopathy
ANKLE and FOOT
Posterior tibial tendinopathy
How to inject OSTENIL® TENDON
OSTENIL® TENDON is injected into the tendon sheath (intrasheath injection) or around the affected tendon (peritendinous injection) using a suitable needle (e.g. 25-27 g). Injection should be made at the site of most intense pain. Ultrasound guidance is recommended during injection.
There is an instructional DVD available upon request which shows how OSTENIL® TENDON is injected under ultrasound guidance:
OSTENIL® TENDON was developed with substantial co-operation of German orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, and is CE certified as a medical device.
Please also visit our "Clinical Studies" page to see a number of studies on the use of sodium hyaluronate injections with tendinopathy.
References, paper copies of our brochures, and the DVD are available upon request. Please write to TRB Chemedica (UK) Ltd on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0845 330 7556.