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How does hyalgan compare to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) med?

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Dr. John McDonald
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. John McDonald
Dr. John McDonald
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree

In brief: Similar

These are similar products made by competing companies.

In brief: Similar

These are similar products made by competing companies.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Knee lubrication

Either (synvisc) hyaluronic acid and (hyalgan) is injected into knee joints when osteoarthritis becomes severe/moderately severe.
.. There are occasional site reaction after injecting.

In brief: Knee lubrication

Either (synvisc) hyaluronic acid and (hyalgan) is injected into knee joints when osteoarthritis becomes severe/moderately severe.
.. There are occasional site reaction after injecting.
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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