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Euflexxa Injection Knee
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
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
3-6 months.: We hope that patients get up to 6 months of relief following the injection. ...Read more
I had my last euflexxa injection on the 10th of october & my knee pain is getting bad again I use pain ointment 4 times a day. Should I wait it out.
See details: It is a little too early to give up on the euflexxa. Give it another week or two before considering it a failure. ...Read more
For treating osteoarthritis of the knee: can the interval between injections of EUFLEXXA be extended to 10 days?
Probably: Need to ask your doctor the information that's specific to you ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
I'll had a medial meniscus repair done in nov. Still having pain walking, squating, locks up if I sit too long. Dr says I have osteoarthritis in my knee gave me sterile shot 4 time and 3 Euflexxa shots also says I have osteoarthritis in knee and it painfull
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Insurance will not pay for supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections they will cover orthovisc or euflexxa which is more effective and less side effects?
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
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 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
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
Doubtful: I doubt it would work if Hyalgan didn't. Overall the efficacy of these preparations is modest at best. ...Read more
# of injections: Hyalgan was the original viscosupplements. The major difference is that Hyalgan requires 5 injections and euflexxa only requires 3. ...Read more
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