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What are my options after a failed lateral release & a failed series of OrthoVisc injections? Is an osteotomy likely?
What is your dx: We need a clear diagnosis before recommending more and more surgery. You are very young and did not likely have the classic indications for Orthovisc. A lateral release is successful when performed in the right patient. For many years, doctors were performing this procedure too commonly, and some patients did not find relief. I would recommend a Sports Medicine specialist at this juncture. ...Read more
I just had a second Orthovisc knee injection and I am wondering why my knee is so swollen and it feels so full? I am in a lot pain. Please HELP.
Second round of synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one injections produced a prolonged inflammatory reaction. Is it likely that orthovisc will produce a similar reaction?
Orthovisc is FDA approved for treatment of knee arthritis. It is often used when cortisone is not effective.
PRP is not FDA approved for knee arthritis and is not generally covered by insurance companies. PRP is therefore expensive and usually cash payment only. While PRP is promising, there's no true consensus on its efficacy. There is also debate on the true efficacy of orthovisc . ...Read more
Percentage of patients who get satisfactory results from Orthovisc or Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) if used in the hip?
Is an MRI of the knees required before Orthovisc? Is this type of injection unbearably painful? Can anaesthetics be used?
No: Viscosupplementation( orthovisc, synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) etc.)may require approval from your insurance carrier(usually documentation that other treatments such as NSAIDs,PT haven't helped) but generally not an MRI.Most injections are done in the office w/local anesthetics( lidocaine) and/ or ' cold spray' and are easily tolerated.best of luck! ...Read more
I have advanced bilat knee osteoarth . Cant have surgery now . Tried orthovisc inj . Not much help. Any better inj available?
Depends: Some people respond to euflexxa better. 3 shot series. That being said most viscosupplementation is similar in result. Cortisone every 3-4 months is an option possibly depending on your comorbidities. Heel wedges, good shoes, off loading braces and weight loss are other options. ...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?
Had orthovisc last round and worked great. Doc said to switch to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) and just had first injection and feel burning and sharp pain 3 days after. Should i go back to orthovisc? What's wrong?
After having a lateral release & OrthoVisc injections with no relief from severe knee pain, popping, clicking, & catching, what's left to be done?
What are the side effects of having a orthovisc injection? Does osetoarthritis cause the knee joint to lock and clunk? I am at a loss of what do next
No real side: Effects you can get a flare and some soreness from the injection some people can be allergic to the non-synthetic versions such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20). They do help and do better in people with mild moderate arthritis. It doesn't reverse DJD but it does prevent it from accelerating. Arthritis can cause a clunk. I would see an ortho doc and have them go through your options. ...Read more