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Doctor insights on: Orthovisc Vs Synvisc

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Can I have an orthovisc shot two months after getting the synvisc shot?

Can I have an orthovisc shot two months after getting the synvisc shot?

Orthovisc: If you don't get at least 6 months relief from synvisc injection, it is highly unlikely you would get much benefit from orthovisc injections. And unlikely your insurance would cover the expense that early after injection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between orthovisc and synvisc?

Not much: Not a lot. Studies have suggested they are equally effective. Synvisc is available as a single shot while orthovisc requires 3 weekly injections. Synvisc is more viscous. ...Read more

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What is the difference between synvisc and orthovisc?

not really: They are differences in the fluids such as viscosity but the benefits are comparable. Synvisc is available as a single injection white orthovisc requires 3 separate injections. ...Read more

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Percentage of patients who get satisfactory results from Orthovisc or Synvisc if used in the hip?

Percentage of patients who get satisfactory results from Orthovisc or Synvisc if used in the hip?

No data: Would need to look at clinical trials The risk of hip is to need total hip replacement surgery. One study shows that after three years 51% of the patients did not go to surgery. This gives us a guide as to how well this may work ...Read more

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Had orthovisc last round and worked great. Doc said to switch to synvisc and just had first injection and feel burning and sharp pain 3 days after. Should i go back to orthovisc? What's wrong?

Reaction to synvisc: Synvisc has the highest adverse effect rate. One in particular is a pseudosepsis reaction which mimics an infection. If one product works well, then there's no reason to switch- go back to orthovisc. ...Read more

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If I had 4 injections of Hyalgan and it didn't help the knee pain would Synvisc, Eufflexa, Supartz or Orthovisc help the pain?

If I had 4 injections of Hyalgan and it didn't help the knee pain would Synvisc, 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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How does hyalgan compare to synvisc med?

How does hyalgan compare to synvisc med?

Similar: The two medicines are both considered viscosupplementation. They are injected for mild-moderate arthritis to improve the lubrication of the joint, more normally recreate the viscosity of knee joint fluid, and hydrate the remaining cartilage. Synvisc can be given in a one time dose or 3 doses separated by a week each. Hyalgan, euflexxa, orthovisc, supartz are given in multiple doses (3-5). ...Read more

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

Insurance will not pay for supartz 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