Frequently asked questions

FAQs - Frequently asked questions

An intraarticular injection based on hyaluronic acid for osteoarthritis treatment, Crespine Gel is a CE-approved product. Crespine Gel is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. Crespine Gel is not derived from animal sources.

Crespine is suited for patients suffering from osteoarthritis pain in the knee who do not respond to other treatments for mild to moderate osteoarthritis. It is to be used as an alternative to NSAIDs and other pain relief medications, and is ideal for patients who require a quick return to normal activity.

Crespine Gel is administered as a single injection in the knee joint. Sometimes prilocaine is used. The procedure takes only a few minutes, and after the injection the patient can have a normal level of activity, but must avoid any strenuous activity for about 48 hours.

Everyone responds differently, but most patients experience pain relief after 5-7 days.

No preparations have to be made ahead of treatment with Crespine Gel.

There are no reported side-effects associated with Crespine Gel use. In some cases, a patient may experience some discomfort at the injection site.

You can resume normal daily activitity in about 48 hours. 

Yes, you should repeat treatment with Crespine Gel after 8-10 months to avoid the return of pain. Consult your doctor.

Yes, you can be treated in both knees at the same time. You can resume normal day-to-day activity in about 48 hours.

Crespine Gel can also be used for the hip in cases of mild to moderate osteoarthritis.

Crespine Gel is currently not covered by insurance.

There are a number of selected doctors, such as orthopaedists and rheumatologists, who conduct the treatment.