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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.
Dr. James Flanagan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 48 years experience
Orthovisc: If you don't get at least 6 months relief from synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection, it is highly unlikely you would get much benefit from orthovisc injections. And unlikely your insurance would cover the expense that early after injection.

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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.
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.
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.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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