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Side Effects Of Synvisc 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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..
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Knee pain and grinding. Have had cortisone shots and synvisc (hylan g-f 20) and still havubs issues. Had been told I have osteoarthritis.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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