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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between synvisc (hylan g-f 20) and orthovisc?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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not really: They are differences in the fluids such as viscosity but the benefits are comparable. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is available as a single injection white orthovisc requires 3 separate injections.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
HA: This is similar to asking the difference between coke and pepsi...Very similar products made by different companies. There are some differences in molecular weight and viscosity, but the outcomes and benefits are comparable.

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A 71-year-old female asked:

What is the difference between orthovisc and synvisc (hylan g-f 20)?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not much: Not a lot. Studies have suggested they are equally effective. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is available as a single shot while orthovisc requires 3 weekly injections. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is more viscous.
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A 60-year-old female asked:

Can I have an orthovisc shot two months after getting the synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shot?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Too soon: I understand your request but you know that you may have to pay yourself, as the insurance will not pay that soon. I suspect this is the one injection and it is supposed to last. 6 months. Your physician may be able to get the prior approval but: the bottom line is that the one shot synvis in you did not last 6 months. Also if synvis does not orthovisc may not work either. Your assessment helps.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How much does synvisc (hylan g-f 20) cost?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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About $650.00: About $650 for the single 6 ml dose.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How expensive is synvisc (hylan g-f 20)?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
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 us. You can order online from a canadian pharmacy for about half the price as a backup option.

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