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Are there any side effects from switching from supartz (hyaluronic acid) to synvisc-one shots?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

The short answer is no.
As you know supartz is a five injection series. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one is one injection. If you are in the middle of a supartz regimen, i would not recommend a switch to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one. Not because of side effects, but you will not be receiving suggested dose of supartz. Viscosupplimentation success is based on several factors in my experience.

In brief: No

The short answer is no.
As you know supartz is a five injection series. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one is one injection. If you are in the middle of a supartz regimen, i would not recommend a switch to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one. Not because of side effects, but you will not be receiving suggested dose of supartz. Viscosupplimentation success is based on several factors in my experience.
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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Dr. Kirt Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

Each of these medications is characterized by a different molecular weight.
Thus, each is a little different from the others.

In brief: No

Each of these medications is characterized by a different molecular weight.
Thus, each is a little different from the others.
Dr. Kirt Kimball
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

Switching from one injection to the other shouldn't have side effects.
Interestingly while all of the viscoelastic supplements are chemically similar sometimes one works better for a particular patient than another.

In brief: No

Switching from one injection to the other shouldn't have side effects.
Interestingly while all of the viscoelastic supplements are chemically similar sometimes one works better for a particular patient than another.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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