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What to do if I have a negative reaction to the synvisc injections?

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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Can you telling me about negative reaction to the synvisc injections?

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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Out of pocket cost for synvisc injection for hip?

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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My grandpa is 80yr old, wether synvisc injection for arthritis will be efective for him or any complicatnswill come ?Plz someone reply me

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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How many times can I get synvisc injections in my knees. I have had them injected 3 times, 6 months apart?

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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Is it worthwhile to delay knee replacement surgery to have a synvisc injection?

Is it worthwhile to delay knee replacement surgery to have a synvisc injection?

Depends: Synvisc is effective for early to moderate osteoarthritis. 80% report decreased knee pain. 2% risk of synovitis reaction, that resembles infection. Advanced osteoarthritis has never even been adequately studied with product, but results are expected to be less predictable. Knee replacement results are good to excellent for 95% of patients lasting 20-30 years. Replace if advanced. ...Read more

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I did a synvisc injection in the knee called ostenil plus. After this terrible pain since 8weeks. Any idea why?

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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Had orthovisc last round and worked great. Doc said to switch to synvisc 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: Synvisc 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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