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hyaluronic acid injections side effects

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Most likely: All medications can have side effect.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Very rare: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are a type of "visco-supplementation" treatment for knee arthritis. Side effects are exceeding rare, but any inj ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Supartz (hyaluronic acid): Yes sometimes you can get an inflammatory reaction from the injection with some swelling and pain. This will usually resolve. Also if you have an alle ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
37 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Basically no: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are very safe. Rarely a patient may have an allergic reaction. Most common problem is a local reaction to the Sup ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Same: 'Synvisc' injections are in my experience helpful for early/ mild osteoarthritis . Whether you're insurance covers one or another type of viscosupplem ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Switching from one injection to the other shouldn't have side effects. Interestingly while all of the viscoelastic supplements are chemically similar ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Hyaluronic acid (ha) injections (aka viscosupplementation) are indicated for arthritis, not meniscal tears. Normal joint fluid (synivial fluid) is mad ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Facial Fillers: "safest" is the most important word here. While these are generally safe treatments, they should be administered by an experienced physician with pro ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Big differences: Cortisone injections are performed to decrease joint inflammation. Injections with hyaluronic acid derivatives have a number of known and some unexpl ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Takes 4-8 weeks: It can take up to 2 months before definitive relief is o brained with these types of injections. If you do receive relief it can last up to 1 year.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Fagman
48 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The is no contraindication to using either of these products in a patient on antidepressants as long as the patient is competent to make the decision ... Read More
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