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Orthovisc Vs Synvisc
Not much: Not a lot. Studies have suggested they are equally effective. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is available as a single shot while orthovisc requires 3 weekly injections. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is more viscous. ...Read more
Not really: They are differences in the fluids such as viscosity but the benefits are comparable. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is available as a single injection white orthovisc requires 3 separate injections. ...Read more
Yes: There should not be a problem with this. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
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?
Percentage of patients who get satisfactory results from Orthovisc or Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) if used in the hip?
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?
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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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is an animal product, made out of the rooster's comb (red object on the rooster's head). One of the side effects is allergic reaction, especially if one is allergic to chicken products (eggs, etc). This is fairy uncommon, but it can result in a painful, swollen joint. Other potential side effects are infection from the injection itself and local skin/soft tissue reaction. ...Read more
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 (hylan g-f 20) 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
Why would you?: They are similar medications. No need to mix them. No studies that I am aware of to support mixing the 2. ...Read more
See details: They are equally effective. Hyalgan usually requires 3-5 injections while Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) can be given as a single injection. ...Read more
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is thicker than supartz-- similar viscosupplementation. Both can cushion the joint--made by different companies. ...Read more
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
While does kaiser no longer offer Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or Supartz injections? Is it because of cost? I see the reviews and they are good reviews.
Cost: These medications still are a significant cost plus the charges done to do the procedure ...Read more
Very off label: There are studies looking at viscoelastic supplementation (think synvisc) is undergoing trial for some forms of spinal degenerative pain but it isn't routine done presently. In the end, Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is actually quite safe to be injected in many locations, but the bigger issue is if it actually helps! Good luck. ...Read more
I get synvisc (hylan g-f 20) inj' bilat knees yearly at the VA (one shot each). They tell me it last a year, but I've read you can have every 6 months. Who's right?
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): You can get the shots every six months but I typically recommend that if the shot last a year then there is no need to get them every six months. There is possibly a ceiling effect for the shots when they may not be effective. ...Read more
I have had my first Synvisc injection done just a week ago now I have a lot more pain in the rear of the knee is this normal?
Synvisc injection.: It's not unusual for your pain to get worse before it gets better after a Synvisc injection. Just stay in close contact with your Orthopedist and follow-up regularly during this process to make sure that the progression/improvement of your pain follows as would be expected. ...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.
Ask your physician: This is important because you will need your knee drained and cultured. We must rule out infection. It could be due to your underlying arthrits or a reaction to the the Orthovisc. ...Read more
My grandpa is 80yr old, wether synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection for arthritis will be efective for him or any complicatnswill come? Plz someone reply me
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
No: The short answer is no. As you know supartz is a five injection series. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one is one injection. If you are in the middle of a supartz regimen, I would not recommend a switch to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one. Not because of side effects, but you will not be receiving suggested dose of supartz. Viscosupplimentation success is based on several factors in my experience. ...Read more