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The OSTEOARTHRITIS DEPARTMENT => KNEE ARTHRITIS - Injections into the joint => Topic started by: Caroline109 on February 26, 2009, 06:14:03 PM

Title: New Synvisc approved
Post by: Caroline109 on February 26, 2009, 06:14:03 PM
This just came through in my Google news alerts. Now you can get Syn Visc in one shot instead of multiple shots.

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/fda-approves-genzymes-synvisc-one-osteoarthritis/story.aspx?guid=%7BC582D0C5-2479-4E3D-A1D5-07C89F4CE105%7D&dist=msr_1
Title: Re: New Synvisc approved
Post by: lady on February 28, 2009, 03:23:05 PM
Thanks for the info!  :D
Title: Re: New Synvisc approved
Post by: Plumb on February 28, 2009, 03:35:08 PM
Also the three shot synvisc is a lower density product than say orthovisc or supartz.
Title: Re: New Synvisc approved
Post by: lady on February 28, 2009, 06:27:08 PM
Plumb so does that mean the orthovics or spautz works better or should I say a stronger dose?
Title: Re: New Synvisc approved
Post by: Plumb on February 28, 2009, 10:59:48 PM
They are more expensive and really if your doctor is not into them... he won't offer alternatives to the brand he likes unless you bring up a dialog.  You can google the shots by name brand and see that dose you get  with supartz and orthovisc are thicker and more dense.

I call it my fix a flat.  I get supartz every six months.  Cortizone ever 3-4 months.
My OS said it is time for TKR when my pain levels are higher and cortizone does not last me at least 6 weeks.

Pain levels and ability.. and ofcourse.   he always says.. I do not want you to get depressed.

Title: Re: New Synvisc approved
Post by: lady on March 01, 2009, 02:51:00 PM
How many cortizon shots have you had.
Title: Re: New Synvisc approved
Post by: Caroline109 on March 01, 2009, 03:38:17 PM
Last June, at the appointment where my then-OS told me he thought it was time to consider a PKR, he also gave me a cortiisone shot (I had had one previously in April maybe) and I was lucky if it lasted 4 weeks, which was another hint that I couldn't go on the way I was (and this was shortly after 5 SUpartz shots which did nothing).