Sportvis is designed to treat acute injuries of soft tissues and ligaments (ankle distortion) and chronic ligament pain. It significantly accelerates healing, decreases pain and improves mobility.
Principle of the treatment
SportVis™ contains highly purified bio-compatible hyaluronic acid designed for application to areas with damaged soft ligament tissue. After application to the area of the damaged structures, it develops a fibrin matrix with the SportVis™ collagen fibres, which:
- provides physical reinforcement
- accelerates healing
- prevents inflammation
- reduces pain
SportVis™ Complex – fibrin matrix
The complex has a gel structure and its presence helps renew ligament fibres and orient them correctly in the healing tissue. This encourages development of a functionally valuable scar and prevents undesirable thickening of newly developing structures at the site of the injury or strain.
Use of hyaluronic acid after tendon operations and for tendinopathy
Scientists at the University of Pescara published a review of the professional literature evaluating use of hyaluronic acid (HA) for post-operative treatment of tendons and in treatment of tendinopathy (Achilles tendon pain) in May 2014. In practically all of the experimental studies that monitored use of HA, benefits from use of this procedure were identified (decreased formation of scar tissue and granulation after surgery of tendons, fewer adhesions, decreased blocking of tendon mobility and better tissue healing).
To date hyaluronic acid (HA) has been used only to a limited extent in common clinical practice. Use of HA after surgery on flexor tendons resulted in a greater scope of mobility and improved finger function as well as earlier rate of patient return to work and regular daily activities. Similarly, patients with tendon defects around the elbow, patella or shoulder had a lower level of pain and greatly improved limb function. The positive effect of HA is attributed to its anti-inflammatory activity, improved renewal of cell and collagen components of soft tissues and its lubrication effects on tendons.
Source: Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:783632. doi: 10.1155/2014/783632. Epub 2014 May 8. The use of hyaluronic acid after tendon surgery and in tendinopathies. Abate M,Schiavone C,Salini V. Author information: Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, University G. d’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, Via dei Vestini 31, 66013 Chieti, Italy.