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Will I Get Any Medicine For Pain When I Go For The Analysis Of Joint Fluid
Ok to drive: Aspiration of a joint doesn't require sedation. If your joints were well enough to allow you to drive to your appointment, you should be perfectly safe driving afterward. ...Read more
Should you ask your doctor for synovial fluid analysis if you have chronic joint problems with multiple surgeries?
Likely not useful..: Joint fluid analysis is of limited usefulness unless suspected having infection and/or gout, and maybe some rare rheumatologic conditions. Beyond these few conditions, there isn't much else that needs synovial fluid analysis. If you have had multiple joint surgeries, especially in same joint, I would expect that this is already done. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
And what will happen if I don't get the ACL and medial meniscus interposition synovial fluid/cysts and knee joint effusion fixed?
Yes: The all contain various preparations of hyaluronic acid. They differ in molcular weight and frequency of injections needed. I do not believe the should be used alone, but in conjuction with nsaids, since the results are vbetter when both are used. Also, remember osteoarthritis of a joint may be primary, or secondary. The latter is caused by joint inflammation. This must be excluded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joint lubricant: Oil is to a car as hyaluronic acid (supartz) is to a body. As we age, the fluid in our joints becomes less effective. Supartz (purified hyaluronic acid from rooster combs) is used to help in replenishing the lubricating and cushioning effects of joint fluid. Supartz is approved for injection into the knee joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Replenish aged fluid: Oil is to a car as hyaluronic acid (supartz) is to a body. As we age, the fluid in our joints becomes less effective. Supartz (purified hyaluronic acid from rooster combs) is used to help in replenishing the lubricating and cushioning effects of joint fluid. Supartz is approved for injection into the knee joint. After several injections, a patient may have less pain and better knee movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slip and Slide.: It is generally thought that one cannot increase the amount of joint fluid in a healthy individual. Taking glucosamine (glucosamine sulfate)is thought to stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, though. Hyaluronic acid is thought to be responsible for the lubricating properties of synovial fluid. It seem that about all you can do is increase the quality of the joint fluid, not the quantity. ...Read more
I had an MRI on Monday. I slipped on icy stairs in February. Everything seems normal except is states There is a physiologic amount of joint fluid.
Less knee pain: Supartz (hyaluronic acid purified from rooster combs) may help in replenishing aged joint fluid. Over time, this fluid loses its thickness, and supartz therapy is to improve the lubrication and cushioning features of joint fluid. When effective, it helps reduce pain in the knee joint where supartz is injected. This in turn improves the person's range of motion, function, and quality of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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