How does Fermathron work?
Fermathron™ is a viscosupplement containing sodium hyaluronate used for injection into the synovial joints of patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis. It can also be used to treat traumatic or degenerative changes to the synovial joint.
Fermathron™ is made up of highly folded, long chained molecules of hyaluronan in the form of sodium hyaluronate. It is made using a patented process of continuous fermentation of the natural bacterium Streptococcus.
The sodium Hyaluronate in Fermathron is highly biocompatible as it is chemically the same as hyaluronate within the body.
As soon as the Fermathron solution is delivered into the synovial joint, it begins lubricating and performing its shock absorbent activities.
What’s in the box?
- 20mg/2ml sterile 1% (w/v) Sodium Hyaluronate in phosphate buffered saline.
- 1 x 2.0ml pre-filled sterile glass syringe packed within a blister packet.
What are the benefits of Fermathron?
Sodium Hyaluronate’s essential properties and pseudo plastic behaviour can be used to :
- Perform shock absorbency properties within the synovial joint
- Lubricate the synovial compartment
How is treatment carried out?
Fermathron is injected 3-5 times on a weekly basis into the synovial compartment. For more severe osteoarthritis treatment to treat more traumatic joints, 5 injections is normal.
The site of injection must be clean as well as infection free and disease free. Antiseptic can be used to present the site free from contamination. The skin must be dried prior to treatment. Clean the skin around the injection site with antiseptic and allow to dry before the injection is given.
How long will results last for?
5 injections a week can help patients be symptom free for up to 6 months.