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Euflexa did nothing for knee pain. Should i try cortisone?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but...

I find that these treatments are less likely to work if you have severe knee arthritis on a standing knee x-ray.
For example if you have bone on bone arthritis on x-ray there is about a 50% chance that injections like euflexa, orthovisc, synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) will work. Even if you have severe arthritis, it is reasonable to try a cortisone injection. However only expect temporary relief at best.

In brief: Yes but...

I find that these treatments are less likely to work if you have severe knee arthritis on a standing knee x-ray.
For example if you have bone on bone arthritis on x-ray there is about a 50% chance that injections like euflexa, orthovisc, synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) will work. Even if you have severe arthritis, it is reasonable to try a cortisone injection. However only expect temporary relief at best.
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: If

You have not tried cortisone, try it.

In brief: If

You have not tried cortisone, try it.
Dr. Rhett Griggs
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Dr. Peter Ameglio
Knee pain can be related to a whole body problem such as Rheumatoid arthritis. This is accompanied by other joint pain, fatigue. It may be related to osteoarthritis. This can be confirmed on exam and X-ray. It may be related to an injury or wear and Tear in the knee. This is associated with locking catching or giving way of the knee. Injured tissue. Can frequently be seen on MRI.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: You could

Euflexa and other injections like it, it suppose to relief pain by helping to repiar of the cartilage in the knee it a while to work, and the damage to the cartlage is advance it will do anythings.

In brief: You could

Euflexa and other injections like it, it suppose to relief pain by helping to repiar of the cartilage in the knee it a while to work, and the damage to the cartlage is advance it will do anythings.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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