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Re: euflexxa injections for knee. How long after each injection, can I play competitive tennis?

Re: euflexxa injections for knee. How long after each injection, can I play competitive tennis?

2 days: I hold patients out of strenuous activity for 2 days after each viscosupplement/joint fluid injection to minimize soreness and maximize benefit. Of course, your physician should be able to guide you in this process. Some patients that have moderate pain and swelling are held out of sports until their symptoms improve, which may be a few weeks after completion of the full series of injections. ...Read more

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What is your experience using euflexxa injections to relieve knee pain?

What is your experience using euflexxa injections to relieve knee pain?

Generally good: All of the viscosupplements provide good benefit in about 80% of patients with mild to moderate oa of the knee. The benefit generally lasts about six months. ...Read more

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Does euflexxa work for old knees?

Depends: Knees that are "old" do not necessarily have arthritis, but arthritis does get more common with age. If you have symptomatic arthritis of the knees, one of your options is "visco-supplementation" injections with a medication such as euflexxa. This type of injection can help for 6 months or often longer to postpone surgery. The benefit will be influenced by the severity of your arthritis. ...Read more

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I have sever arthr inmy right knee I have gotten corotozone shots and they wore out in under 3 months. Would the euflexxa series help this?

I have sever arthr inmy right knee I have gotten corotozone shots and they wore out in under 3 months. Would the euflexxa series help this?

Maybe: I usually recommend viscosupplementation (euflexxa or other brands) if cortisone injections don't work well enough. These allow patients to postpone knee replacement surgery, but not indefinitely. ...Read more

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Finished euflexxa did therpy exercise now in knee brace due to that, how long after last shot should I wait until I use exercise bike& ecliptal therpy?

Finished euflexxa did therpy exercise now in knee brace due to that, how long after last shot should I wait until I use exercise bike& ecliptal therpy?

Ask your doctor: Since your doctor knows the particular conditions in your knee he or your physical therapist will give you the best guidelines on how to get back to physical activity. In general it's best to start with non- weight bearing exercise like biking then moving into things like ellipticals. ...Read more

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Still having knee pain 3 months post menisectomy, doc suggested euflexxa to help lubricate joint post op. Any ideas if this will help? Prior acl surg

Still having knee pain 3 months post menisectomy, doc suggested euflexxa to help lubricate joint post op. Any ideas if this will help? Prior acl surg

May be: The answer is may be
It will help temporarily
Try knee brace and local nsaid like diclofenac sodium gel 1percent similar effectiveness and non invasive.
Tramadol orally may be effective
Weight loss will help if BMI is more than 24 ...Read more

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Can I have Euflexa knee injections while taking Xeralto? Thank you so much

Can I have Euflexa knee injections while taking Xeralto? Thank you so much

Knee injection: You are taking an anti-coagulant - the risk when having injections is possible bleeding and in your case into the joint. While some MD's will do the injection - I personally feel its better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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If I had 4 injections of Hyalgan and it didn't help the knee pain would Synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) Eufflexa, Supartz or Orthovisc help the pain?

If I had 4 injections of Hyalgan and it didn't help the knee pain would Synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) Eufflexa, Supartz or Orthovisc help the pain?

Unlikely: These are all similar treatments. If you failed one the others are unlikely to work. 4 injections of Hyalgan is an unusual number. Did you complete the recommended treatment? ...Read more

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Euflexa did nothing for knee pain. Should I try cortisone?

Euflexa did nothing for knee pain. Should I try cortisone?

Yes but...: I find that these treatments are less likely to work if you have severe knee arthritis on a standing knee x-ray. For example if you have bone on bone arthritis on x-ray there is about a 50% chance that injections like euflexa, orthovisc, synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) will work. Even if you have severe arthritis, it is reasonable to try a cortisone injection. However only expect temporary relief at best. ...Read more

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I recently had knee surgery and I want to know if euflexxia is effective in treating knee joint pain?

I recently had knee surgery and I want to know if euflexxia is effective in treating knee joint pain?

Possibly: If your orthopaedic surgeon identified arthritis in your knee at the time of your knee surgery, then euflexxa or one of the other "visco-supplementation" injections can be very effective. This should be done in conjunction with physical therapy and regular knee conditioning exercises. ...Read more

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What is it like to use euflexxa for arhtiritis, a and are these injections effective?

What is it like to use euflexxa for arhtiritis, a and are these injections effective?

Viscosupplementation: Euflexxa is similar to many other viscosupplementation injections on the market today. I use these types of injections and many patients get significant relief. However, there are patients that don't get much benefit from the injections. I believe it mostly depends on how severe the knee arthritis is. ...Read more

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Which is better euflexxa or synvics injections?

No difference: They are basically the same thing. Euflexxa is synthetic, produced in a lab. The synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is extracted from natural sources. ...Read more

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Is anyone using Euflexxa or other injections on hips with little cartilage left due to severe OA? I can't have a total hip and need to find some help!

Is anyone using Euflexxa or other injections on hips with little cartilage left due to severe OA? I can't have a total hip and need to find some help!

YES: It can be done, however insurance will not cover the cost of the medication for the Euflexxa. I have used it in people with hip issues and had fairly good results. Other options if you don't know already are stem cell therapies that can help re-grow or prevent need for surgery. Check out Regenexx. Com for more info. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about euflexxa for arhtiritis and are these injections effective?

Can you tell me about euflexxa for arhtiritis and are these injections effective?

Sometimes: This is one of many products in class of injectable hyaluronic acids. Not clear exactly how they work but they help with inflammation, cartilage, and pain. Sometimes the series of injections is quite helpful in the treatment of mainly knee arthritis if it is not too advanced. ...Read more

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I had my third euflexxa injection today, I use my compound pain lotion they put me on. I am doing everything I am suppose to be doing, but I still hurt?

I had my third euflexxa injection today, I use my compound pain lotion they put me on. I am doing everything I am suppose to be doing, but I still hurt?

Regen or Surgery: Agree with dr. Trettin's excellent answer. You may be a candidate for platelet rich plasma (prp) or other forms of bone marrow derived regenerative medicine. But surgery may be the most appropriate option available to you. Discuss with a physician or surgeon who can further help guide your decision. ...Read more

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Insurance will not pay for supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections they will cover orthovisc or euflexxa which is more effective and less side effects?

Insurance will not pay for supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections they will cover orthovisc or euflexxa which is more effective and less side effects?

Same: 'Synvisc' injections are in my experience helpful for early/ mild osteoarthritis. Whether you're insurance covers one or another type of viscosupplementation (Hyalournan) makes little difference as they are all very similar. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can euflexxa injections cause mouth sores?

Can euflexxa injections cause mouth sores?

Not commonly: Euflexxa, sodium hyaluronate, is commonly used as injections for osteoarthritis of the knee. It does not commonly cause mouth sores as a side effect. I would as your prescribing doctor if you have concerns or suspect you are developing sores with administration of the drug. It is possible to have an allergic reaction although it more commonly presents as an anaphylaxis as opposed to just sores. ...Read more

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I am looking for a doctor who has treated pseudo sepsis as a result of an Euflexxa injection or one who could share experiences.

I am looking for a doctor who has treated pseudo sepsis as a result of an Euflexxa injection or one who could share experiences.

Pseudosepsis: This is due to a bad non bacterial synovitis from the injection - you can see this with literally any injection into the joint. Steroids may help but usually its quite bad and may require arthroscopic debridement and cleaning on more than one occasion. ...Read more

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I had fasting blood testing following euflexxa injection and had taken lisinipril, Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Zyrtec. ALT was high at 92.Could this be due to meds?

I had fasting blood testing following euflexxa injection and had taken lisinipril, Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Zyrtec. ALT was high at 92.Could this be due to meds?

Unlikely: None of those medicines is particularly known for elevating your liver enzymes (the transaminases, including ALT), but liver toxicity is listed as a rare complication. It's unlikely that these are the cause of the slight ALT elevation. (but would consider discontinuing or switching if there was absolutely no other possible explanation for elevated ALT). Most common cause is moderate alcohol use. ...Read more

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Had surgery 5 mo ago for meniscus tear. Still having complications - should doc order MRI or continue with injections such as cortisone & euflexxa?

Had surgery 5 mo ago for meniscus tear. Still having complications - should doc order MRI or continue with injections such as cortisone & euflexxa?

Knee Problems: You mention that you had meniscus surgery, but also note that you have had cortisone and euflexxa injections. Why? At age 35 you are young to have degenerative changes. Complications covers a lot of things and usually implies that things didn't go as planned. If you have pre-existing arthritis then you are going to need to deal with that. Are you overweight? Really we need more information. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of euflexxa?

What are the side effects of euflexxa?

Euflexxa: Most common is joint discomfort and mild swelling-short lasting.
Otherwise it is a very safe medications. ...Read more

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Would euflexxa be beneficial to me?

Would euflexxa be beneficial to me?

Possibly: If you have osteoarthritic changes in your knee and
haven't done well with oral nsaids or local cortisone
injections, you may be a good candidate for
euflexxa
I prefer orthovisc which ive used for years and patients
have done well ...Read more

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If I had 3 shot of hyalgan in 2.5 weeks and it didn't help will euflexxa help me?

Doubtful: I doubt it would work if Hyalgan didn't. Overall the efficacy of these preparations is modest at best. ...Read more

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After euflexxa shots should I still wear a brace?

After euflexxa shots should I still wear a brace?

Not necessary: Not necessary unless it makes the knee more comfortable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between euflexxa vs hyalgan?

# of injections: Hyalgan was the original viscosupplements. The major difference is that Hyalgan requires 5 injections and euflexxa only requires 3. ...Read more