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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

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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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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) side effect since i had these shots..3 in each knee, my knees are worse than ever..I have terrible pain, locking and my knee gives way..

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) side effect since i had these shots..3 in each knee, my knees are worse than ever..I have terrible pain, locking and my knee gives way..

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Sometimes loose bodies or floaters or meniscus tears in the knee become more noticeable with more fluid in the knee. It's not necessarily a side effect of the injections, but rather how bad your arthritis is. ...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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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?

Frequency: Supartz is a series of 5 injections. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one is a single injection. The theory of treatment is the same. ...Read more

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I have barely any cartilage in my knees. I am 42 and have been getting synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shots. What else can be done for my knees?

I have barely any cartilage in my knees. I am 42 and have been getting synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shots. What else can be done  for my knees?

Are you sure?: Age 42 is a surprise for this history. You need to have this diagnosis re-evaluated. When you are evaluated your diagnosis will be examined by imaging - x-ray, ultrasound, mri. Your synovial fluid will be evaluated to see if it is inflammatory or non-inflammatory. To answer your question of what can be done for yoru knees? Clarify the exact diagnosis. Degenerative arthritis age 42 can occur but. ...Read more

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My ortho recommended the synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shot for my arthritic knee. Dose this shot really work? I am overweight and walk slow.

My ortho recommended the synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shot for my arthritic knee.  Dose this shot really work?  I am overweight and walk slow.

Yes: As long as you knee arthrtis is not advanced then synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or other similar agents will be effective about 80% of the time. The benefit generally lasts about 6 months and the injections can be repeated as long as they continue to help. ...Read more

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My ortho suggested a synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shot for my arthritic knee. Just had my last steroid shot. Dose synvisc (hylan g-f 20) really work? I am obese and work in a nursing

My ortho suggested a synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shot for my arthritic knee.  Just had my last steroid shot.  Dose synvisc (hylan g-f 20) really work?  I am obese  and work in a nursing

Yes it does work: Response to treatment with synvisc (hylan g-f 20) depends on a lot factors, like what kind of arthritis, how long how advanced, but generally most of my patients for whom i tried synvisc (hylan g-f 20) the results were more than satisfactory. So I do recommend it to patients with arthritis. ...Read more

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