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how effective is the hyalgan treatment?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Reseanably effective: Hyalgan and other viscosupplements provide good improvement for osteoarthritis of the knee in about 80% of cases. If the arthritis is very advanced it is much less likely to help.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is hyalgan injections and what are they used for?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Hyalgan: Hyaluronic acid injected into knee joint to help build up cartilage.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Benefits and side effects for hyalgan?

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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Knee lubrication: Hyaluronic acud(hyalgan) is injected into knee joints when osteoarthritis becomes severe/moderately severe... There are occasional site reaction after injecting.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is hyalgan used for?

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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry 10 years experience
Osteoarthritic joint: Hyalgan is a viscose fluid with Hyaluronate a natural substance found in joint fluid. It can be injected into arthritic joints to help lubricate and cushion typically knee joints that are painful. It can be injected in a series of 5 injections given once a week. Candidates usually fail antiinflammatories prior to injections. Other joints that can be injected:ankles, hips, and the great toe join.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can I take steriod shots after hyalgan?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Rheumatology 15 years experience
Yes: Yes. After, before, or during.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of hyalgan?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Rare: Viscosupplementation rarely has significant side effects; nonetheless any shot into he joint risks infection and if the material doesn't make it into the joint then you can get an acute flare of pain and inflamation which usually goes away in a day or two.

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