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Offline grimblen2

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Worried and Confused
« on: April 09, 2005, 02:23:31 AM »
This is my first time on this board.  I have posted on the meniscus board in the past.
Anyway I am scheduled for my first shot on Wednesday. But now after reading all the different reactions that people have had I am a bit nervous about having it done.  I have already been off worked for quite a while and I really need to get back.  I have only worked for 5 days since Feb. 17th.  I had surgery on the 22nd of Feb. and so far no relief.  That is why  my OS is going to start these shots.
I would like to know if anybody else has had these shots so soon after surgery and if so how did you react.  Any advise or suggestions would be helpful.
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Annie

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Re: Worried and Confused
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2005, 01:46:31 PM »
What kind of shot are you getting? cortizone? synvic? hylagen?(sorry, cant spell)

the only one that I have had is cortizone and it did not help me at all unfortunately. I could not walk the next day and had increased pain for maybe 3 days post shot but he did a lot of digging with the needle ( I still cringe just thinking about it) but my shot was directly into an inflamed and scar filled fat pad so that made it more painful.

give us some more info and I am sure that you will get more replies

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Re: Worried and Confused
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2005, 02:26:48 PM »
Sorry I forot to included the type of shots.
They are the synvisc shots.  I am supposed to start them on Wed.  and continue for the the next couple of weeks.
I have also had the cortizone shots and they did not help at all.
Annie

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Re: Worried and Confused
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2005, 11:18:20 PM »
It is now one week after my last injection.  The first one went ok with little pain after.  I mostly had swelling and stiffness for a couple of days.  My knee was a little better ater the first injection.  The second one was very painful and by the time I got home I was hardly able to walk.  That lasted for a couple of days and then minnor improvemant for a few days.  By the time I was scheduled for the third injection my knee was sore to touch.  The third shot was almost as painful as the second one.  I have saw no improvement from it at all.  At this time my knee is back to being as bad as it was before surgery on Feb 22, 2005.  Not sure if the injections were a good idea or not.  So far I am not very impressed with what I have seen.     
Annie

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Re: Worried and Confused
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005, 03:11:53 AM »
I got the Synvisc injections last year, right after my scope and chondroplasty.  You will feel stiff and sore for a few days afterward.  It also may take up to 2 months after the last injection to see any major improvement (so I was told) so don't give up hope yet.  They didn't do anything for me, though.  My OS said that it was because I didn't have enough cartilage left. 

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Re: Worried and Confused
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005, 07:00:37 PM »
I was told that if the shots donot work the only thing left is a TKR.   Like I said I had a little very short lived improvement.  But it does not look like they are going to fix my problem.  I did some research and from everything I read if a person knee is in really bad shape then the shots donot seem to work.  I was told by my OS that my knee is damaged in all 3 compartments and just really messed up.  But he still wanted to try the shots to see if they would by me some time.  So I guess it is still a wait and see game.
Annie

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Re: Worried and Confused
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2005, 11:21:57 AM »
Only just found this site and found it very interesting, and slightly worrying with regards to the injections and side effects!!
I have severe degenerative osteoarthitis of the right knee and ankle, I don't know anyone else with this so any info on coping would be greatly received. I am waiting for an appointment to see a specialist with a view to having injections into my knee and ankle. Thanks for your time, Phil.

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Re: Worried and Confused
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2005, 11:10:46 PM »
I've busted my knee several times.  I started using this product called flex-force.  It helped to lubricate my knee joint.  Try it, see if it works for you guys.  Go to www.flexforceworks.com.  Hope this help!

Bill

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Re: Worried and Confused
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2005, 12:30:11 AM »
Next week I will go for my fourth injection out of five of Supartz.  The first wasn't to bad, they sprayed some cold stuff on the knee to kinda take the sting out, did not have any change in the knee (when the medicine is injected is the worst part).  The second injection was a little worse than the first endured more stiffness and felt the medicine alot more, still no improvement.  Now for number three about made me pass out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ortho had to tell me not to tense my leg so much, told family I was not going back after that one.  Guess what I will go back, my knee after  36 hours is about 30% better. This maybe temporary but 1 less hour spent not limping around is worth it to me.  Make sure if you go with the injections have an open mind that hey it might buy some time on more drastic measures.  I do know that in a couple months the hardware is coming out, and they are going to clean everything up.  We are hoping to do this(shots and scopes) for a few years to put off the TKR. Does anyone have what they call a step off in their knee, told that is what has happened since TBF.















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