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whats the difference between hyaluronic acid and cortisone shots

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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Dr. Lauren Romeo
19 years experience Wound care
A lot!: Hyaluronic acid is a substance derived from animal skin and joints..And is found in our own bodies. Injectable cortisone is a drug. We make our own c ... Read More

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Frequency: Supartz is a series of 5 injections. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one is a single injection. The theory of treatment is the same.
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Dr. Richard Perlman
58 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Number of injections: The primary difference is that supartz is given over a course of 3-5 injections (usually 5) and synvisc-one is a single injection. They both deliver a ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: And call the doctor and let them know it is worse.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Common procedure: However, these injections are still very controversial. Check with a board certified back pain specialist. And even these guys may be overusing it. Do ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Local cortisone shots really have little risk. If you are diabetic, they can raise blood sugar to a modest degree. There can occasionally be some pain ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Not: The gallbladder. Or the gallbladder.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
They should work: There is no reason that the effectiveness of a cortisone injection should be affected by altitude. At least none that i can imagine.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Cortisone is a steroid.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Commonly used.

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