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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
46 years in practice
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Do synvisc injections work for hips ?

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
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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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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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
35 years in practice
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Could synvisc injections in the knee trigger a systemic autoimmune reaction?

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
20 years in practice
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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?

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
46 years in practice
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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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