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Can you use hyaluronic acid injections for meniscal injuries?

Can you use hyaluronic acid injections for meniscal injuries?

No help for meniscus: Hyaluronic acid (ha) is currently only indicated in the knee for the treatment of certain degrees of osteoarthritis (oa). Viscosupplementation has become increasingly popular over the past two decades. The indications will continue to evolve as more clinical studies are completed. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Where is the safest and cheapest place to have hyaluronic acid facial injection?

Facial Fillers: "safest" is the most important word here. While these are generally safe treatments, they should be administered by an experienced physician with proper training in facial aesthetics and surgery. Contact or refer to the website of the am academy of facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, american soc of plastic surgery, am academy of ophthalmology or the am academy of dermatology. ...Read more

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Are botox or hyaluronic acid injections not recommended for someone on antidepressants?

Are botox or hyaluronic acid injections not recommended for someone on antidepressants?

Unrelated: Injectable therapy should not have any physiologic effect on antidepressant medication. The two can be used simultaneously in a safe fashion. ...Read more

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Any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

Very rare: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are a type of "visco-supplementation" treatment for knee arthritis. Side effects are exceeding rare, but any injection into the knee joint could introduce an infection or cause an inflammatory reaction to occur. I have used supartz (hyaluronic acid) in my practice for nearly 14 years on a regular basis without any documented side effects. ...Read more

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Is a hyaluronic acid injection on the ankle for ankle sprainhelpful?

Is a  hyaluronic acid injection on the ankle for ankle sprainhelpful?

It can: Review of the medical literature may indicate that this helps shorten the recovery time and return to sports activity, but is expensive. Talk to a sports medicine oriented podiatrist or orthopedist for their experience with this. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hyaluronic acid and cortisone injections?

Big differences: Cortisone injections are performed to decrease joint inflammation. Injections with hyaluronic acid derivatives have a number of known and some unexplained actions on the joint. The hyaluronic acid derivatives increase lubrication, and change how the lining of the knee functions. Cortisone is usually one injection, hyaluronic acid is 3 or more injections. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

Supartz (hyaluronic acid): Yes sometimes you can get an inflammatory reaction from the injection with some swelling and pain. This will usually resolve. Also if you have an allergy to eggs, supartz (hyaluronic acid) may be a problem. ...Read more

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What is it like to have pain relief from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

What is it like to have pain relief from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

Takes 4-8 weeks: It can take up to 2 months before definitive relief is o brained with these types of injections. If you do receive relief it can last up to 1 year. ...Read more