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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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What to do if I have a negative reaction to the synvisc injections?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
What to do if I have a negative reaction to the synvisc injections?

See details: I have trouble determining why Synvisc 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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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Can you telling me about negative reaction to the synvisc injections?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
Can you telling me about negative reaction to the synvisc injections?

See details: About 5% of the time there will be an allergic reaction to synvisc 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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
530K people helped
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If, i just had a synvisc injection for the next two can, i change to orthovisc?

Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
530K people helped

Yes: There should not be a problem with this. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
34 years in practice
165K people helped
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Out of pocket cost for synvisc injection for hip?

Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
34 years in practice
165K people helped
Out of pocket cost for synvisc 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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Do synvisc injections work for hips ?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
Do synvisc 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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Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
9M people helped
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My grandpa is 80yr old, wether synvisc injection for arthritis will be efective for him or any complicatnswill come ?Plz someone reply me

Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
9M people helped

Synvisc: 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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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
2M people helped
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How many times can I get synvisc injections in my knees. I have had them injected 3 times, 6 months apart?

Dr. Pierre Moeser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
2M people helped
How many times can I get synvisc injections in my knees.  I have had them injected 3 times, 6 months apart?

No limit: There is no limit to the number of injections. What usually stops the injections is that either the person feels better without them or the injections no longer help. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
2M people helped
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Could synvisc injections in the knee trigger a systemic autoimmune reaction?

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
2M people helped
Could synvisc injections in the knee trigger a systemic autoimmune reaction?

Unlikely, but possib: Unlikely, but possible. What was the reaction? Did it precipitate a gout attack or is there an infection? ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
14M people helped
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SIS IS 82 AND HAS BONE ON BONE IN SHOULDER. INSTEAD OF REPLACEMENT WANTS TO GET SYNVISC INJECTIONS. INS WON'T PAY FOR SHOULDER ONES. WHAT IS RECOMM?

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
14M people helped
SIS IS 82 AND HAS BONE ON BONE IN SHOULDER.  INSTEAD OF REPLACEMENT WANTS TO GET SYNVISC INJECTIONS.  INS WON'T PAY FOR SHOULDER ONES. WHAT IS RECOMM?

See if orthopod: can give a senior citizen discount? You can still pay cash for it if available, or done by the shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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I did a synvisc injection in the knee called ostenil plus. After this terrible pain since 8weeks. Any idea why?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
I did a synvisc injection in the knee called ostenil plus. After this terrible pain since 8weeks. Any idea why?

See details: Ostenil is a foreign protein so a localized allergic reaction to it could cause pain and swelling of the knee. Your question should be addressed to the doctor who did the injection. ...Read more

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