Joint Pain FAQ

Q1: What is a "Synovial Joint" and "Synovial Fluid"?

A1: A synovial joint is one in which the ends of the bones are enclosed in a capsule containing a thick, slippery liquid called synovial fluid.

For more information, please go to our "What is a Synovial Joint" page.

Q2: How can I get Ostenil®?

A2: Ostenil® has to be administered by a clinician. This might be your GP, a Consultant, or a qualified Physiotherapist or Podiatrist. They will usually order it on your behalf. Alternatively, you can obtain a prescription and take this to your local pharmacy where it can be ordered for you. You will then have to take the syringes back to the clinician for injection into the affected joint.

For more information, please go to our "How to get Ostenil" page.

Q3: Is Ostenil® suitable for my particular condition?

A3: No one knows your particular condition better than your GP or consultant, so please ask him or her. TRB Chemedica is not qualified to give medical advice.

Q4: Are Ostenil® products available on the NHS?

A4: Yes, they are. Please ask your GP for more details.

Q5: Is Ostenil® suitable for vegetarians?

A5: Ostenil® does not contain any animal proteins, so it is fine to be used for vegetarians.

Q6: For which joints can Ostenil® be used?

A6: All Ostenil® products are licensed for use in any synovial joint of the body, typically the knee, hip, or shoulder joints. Ostenil® products are also suitable for the elbow, ankle, and some of the small joints such as the jaw, hand (finger, wrist and saddle joints) and toe joints.

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