Hi I'm looking to see if anyone had a bad reaction to synvisc one. I've had synvisc before the 3 series and had a great outcome. I later tried Orthovisc and did not have any luck. 4 years later I tried again with the synvisc one. I had the injection and was fine limping around a little not bad but started to notice limited range of motion 5 hours later with in an hour the pain was getting BAD. By 5 hours the pain was OFF the charts and I could not walk at all. I took a heavy duty pain med with no help at all. The swelling was incrediable. I called the doc at 8am he was in surgery but his office called back with him requesting me to come in at noon and be seen by him or one of the other docs in his office. I was lucky he arrived. He immediatly said I had a bad reaction and we needed to drain the knee. He drained it took about 3 oz of this orangeish, yellowish brownish fluid and he gave me a cortizone injection. He mentioned it did not look good and sent it to be tested. Told me not to worry but there is a small chance it is infected. I asked what do you do if it is, do I take an antibiotic. HE said no and he'd rather wiat to discuss it as he did not want to worry me. My doc is usualy very good about this stuff but now I'm waiting on 2 days for info on the fluid and getting anxious. The swelling is down, my range of motion is much better its sore but not off the charts and I can walk without crutches. So my thinking is everything must be good now.
Anyone else have this type of reaction? Anyone have any info on whats next.
My last surgery for my knee ws 6 years ago (we are holding off as I want to keep as much bone in myknee as I can) I wear an unloader brace all day everyday for the last 5 years as my knee has colapsed due to lack of bone and no meniscus. This is all my lateral side, however my medial side is now showing some detereation which is why we opted for the synvisc again. Only other option for my knee is osteotomy or replacement. NOT ready as I am only 41. I'm hoping to get ot 50. Ihave had several surgeries and I'm just not the gung ho surgery girl. 2 where major. Also had hip surgery March 2011 due to my gait being off had sinificant issues in my hip that needed surgery in the hope to avoid hip replacement some day. AND I happy to say my hip is amazing. I workout 6 days a week for 90 minutes lift and do other things I shouldn't do but I am a gym rat and know it won't last. Just some side info for anyone who can help sometimes it helps. I had carticel surgery the failed. All my issues started when I was 15 I dislocated my knee and chopped of MOST of my chondal. Which I refused to admit was a broken and waited 24 hours to go to the hospital limped around like that causing my damage. They put the chondal back and the knee cap but about 10 years later big issues started. and here I am 26 years later holding off on the big one.
THANKS TO anyone who can help JEN