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does synvisc help with arthritis

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Viscosupplementation provides approximately 80% of patients with knee arthritis , approximately 80% relief for 6 months, can be repeated. If DJD is se ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Ask Discovery or...: The person in charge of insurance benefits at the insurance company or at the employer can answer questions about which procedures are covered or paid ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong place to ask: This is a public information site based primarily in the US where volunteer physicians answer a range of medical questions. We are seen worldwide. We ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tim Schrader
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) doesn't work to everyone.
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Dr. John McDonald
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is an off label use in the hip. Insurance typically does not pay for it in the hip for this reason. It tends to work very well ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
18 years experience General Practice
Hyalgan: You could try the protocol with Hyalgan with physical therapy. Many of my patients have had real success with increased mobility and decreased pain.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Try joint steroid 1s: Depending on diagnosis try intraarticular steroid injections first. If it works it is a lot less expensive.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): It depends if you have insurance. If so then once approved, it is usually a copay amount. If you do not have insurance it can cost about $700 in the u ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is an animal product, made out of the rooster's comb (red object on the rooster's head). One of the side effects is allergic re ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
26 years experience Family Medicine
Knee lubrication: Either (synvisc) hyaluronic acid and (hyalgan) is injected into knee joints when osteoarthritis becomes severe/moderately severe... There are occasio ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Why would you?: They are similar medications . No need to mix them. No studies that I am aware of to support mixing the 2.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: They are equally effective. Hyalgan usually requires 3-5 injections while Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) can be given as a single injection.

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