What is Orthovisc? Orthovisc is similar to the fluid that surrounds the joints in your body. This fluid acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for the joints. Orthovisc is used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. Orthovisc is usually given after other arthritis medications have been tried without success.

Orthovisc side effects:

  • pain
  • swelling
  • redness/warmth/bruising at the injection site
  • headache

If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.