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Could synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections in the knee trigger a systemic autoimmune reaction?

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Dr. Daniel Solomon answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Egg/chicken allergy: Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) reactions are either an inflammatory response locally in the knee or can be systemic if related to a chicken or egg allergy. If you suspect this may be the cause, consider seeing an allergist. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is derived from rooster comb, this the chicken and egg issue.

Answered 9/6/2013

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Unlikely, but possib: Unlikely, but possible. What was the reaction? Did it precipitate a gout attack or is there an infection?

Answered 12/28/2016

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Does synvisc (hylan g-f 20) really help osteoarthritis in the knee?

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