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Orthovisc Vs Synvisc
Second round of synvisc one injections produced a prolonged inflammatory reaction. Is it likely that orthovisc will produce a similar reaction?
If I had 4 injections of Hyalgan and it didn't help the knee pain would Synvisc, Eufflexa, Supartz or Orthovisc help the pain?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is an MRI of the knees required before Orthovisc? Is this type of injection unbearably painful? Can anaesthetics be used?
No: Viscosupplementation( orthovisc, synvisc, 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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. 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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