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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Do synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections work for hips?

Do synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections work for hips?

Sometimes: However, it is not approved for use in hips in the U.S. So it is not covered by any medical insurance. ...Read more

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Can Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) be injected in your low back?

Can Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) be injected in your low back?

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

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Out of pocket cost for synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection for hip?

Not FDA approved: The reason the cost is so high is that these products are not fda approved for use in the hip. Since they are used off label, insurance will not cover the cost of the material but usually will cover the procedure cost. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the difference between supartz (hyaluronic acid) and synvisc-one shots?

What is the difference between supartz (hyaluronic acid) and synvisc-one shots?

Number of injections: The primary difference is that supartz is given over a course of 3-5 injections (usually 5) and synvisc-one is a single injection. They both deliver a form of hyaluronic acid and act as a sort of joint lubricant. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Viscosupplementation provides approximately 80% of patients with knee arthritis, approximately 80% relief for 6 months, can be repeated. If DJD is severe, may not get as much effective cushioning. ...Read more

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Any advice for cartilage wear in my left knee? Any experience with orthovisc and PRP?

Any advice for cartilage wear in my left knee? Any experience with orthovisc and PRP?

Arthritis: 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

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Are there any side effects from switching from supartz (hyaluronic acid) to synvisc-one shots?

Are there any side effects from switching from supartz (hyaluronic acid) to synvisc-one shots?

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