A 73-year-old male asked:
second round of synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one injections produced a prolonged inflammatory reaction. is it likely that orthovisc will produce a similar reaction?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Most likely: The active ingredient is the same but the preservatives may b different. It depends on what caused the problem, the hyaluronic component or the preservatives. Is a roll of the dice. U may have a greater reaction next go round.
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Rheumatology 52 years experience
No: Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) contains a foreign protein (rooster comb) while orthovisc does not. Orthovisc will not cause the same reaction.
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Last updated Apr 27, 2014
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