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Doctor insights on: Orthovisc Vs Synvisc

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What is the difference between orthovisc and synvisc (hylan g-f 20)?

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.

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What is the difference between synvisc (hylan g-f 20) and orthovisc?

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.

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Can I have an orthovisc shot two months after getting the synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shot?

Can I have an orthovisc shot two months after getting the synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shot?

Orthovisc: If you don't get at least 6 months relief from synvisc (hylan g-f 20) 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.

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Percentage of patients who get satisfactory results from Orthovisc or Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) if used in the hip?

Percentage of patients who get satisfactory results from Orthovisc or Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) 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

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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?

Reaction to synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) 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.

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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?

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?

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How expensive is synvisc (hylan g-f 20)?

How expensive is synvisc (hylan g-f 20)?

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): It depends if you have insurance. If so then once approved, it is usually a copay amount. If you do not have insurance it can cost about $700 in the us. You can order online from a canadian pharmacy for about half the price as a backup option.

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How much does synvisc (hylan g-f 20) cost?

About $650.00: About $650 for the single 6 ml dose.

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What to do if I have a negative reaction to the synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections?

What to do if I have a negative reaction to the synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections?

See details: I have trouble determining why Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) would even be used in a 31 year old. It is meant for moderate osteoarthritis and is beneficial in only about 70% of cases. See a rheumatologist.

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Can you telling me about negative reaction to the synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections?

Can you telling me about negative reaction to the synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections?

See details: About 5% of the time there will be an allergic reaction to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) characterized by major swelling and pain in the knee within 24 hours. Aspiration and a cortisone injection will resolve the issue.

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What are the side effects of synvisc (hylan g-f 20)?

What are the side effects of synvisc (hylan g-f 20)?

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.

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How does hyalgan compare to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) med?

How does hyalgan compare to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) 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 (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).

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) and supartz, okay to take together?

Why would you?: They are similar medications. No need to mix them. No studies that I am aware of to support mixing the 2.

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Can you tell me how hyalgan compare to synvisc (hylan g-f 20)?

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.

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What is the difference between synvisc (hylan g-f 20) and supartz?

What is the difference between synvisc (hylan g-f 20) and supartz?

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.

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What are my options after a failed lateral release & a failed series of OrthoVisc injections? Is an osteotomy likely?

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.