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Is it worthwhile to delay knee replacement surgery to have a synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is effective for early to moderate osteoarthritis.
80% report decreased knee pain. 2% risk of synovitis reaction, that resembles infection. Advanced osteoarthritis has never even been adequately studied with product, but results are expected to be less predictable. Knee replacement results are good to excellent for 95% of patients lasting 20-30 years. Replace if advanced.

In brief: Depends

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is effective for early to moderate osteoarthritis.
80% report decreased knee pain. 2% risk of synovitis reaction, that resembles infection. Advanced osteoarthritis has never even been adequately studied with product, but results are expected to be less predictable. Knee replacement results are good to excellent for 95% of patients lasting 20-30 years. Replace if advanced.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Synvisc (hylan g-f 20)

Really it depends on how bad the knee is - both on exam and on imaging.
Its always worth trying synvisc (hylan g-f 20) before surgery. These days insurance companies have been denying many injections - healthcare reform.

In brief: Synvisc (hylan g-f 20)

Really it depends on how bad the knee is - both on exam and on imaging.
Its always worth trying synvisc (hylan g-f 20) before surgery. These days insurance companies have been denying many injections - healthcare reform.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Mikhail Lyubich
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Try all options before you get your knee replaced.

In brief: Yes

Try all options before you get your knee replaced.
Dr. Mikhail Lyubich
Dr. Mikhail Lyubich
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