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Injections into knee joint
« on: November 17, 2005, 06:15:22 PM »
Hi,

I've been plagued with knee problems for awhile now, without relief from the weight-bearing pain.  Yesterday my OS injected my knee with neovisc.  He does not use the synvisc due to the adverse reactions some people have had in the past.  The purpose of the knee injections for me is to break up this pain-cycle to enable me to rehab the knee to get it stronger.

It has not even been 24 hours & have not limped or used a cane.  Only walked a mile so far today, but what a wonderful experience this first day has been since the injection - I also managed to sleep approx 6 hrs without pain.

Hoping for months of relief from the pain, but this has been a wonderful experience so far.

Have a nice knee day,

Shade
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Re: NeoVisc Injections into knee joint
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005, 09:05:31 PM »
Wow, that's awesome news, Shade. I've had the synvisc series and have not had any improvement. Is NeoVisc a similar product?
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Re: NeoVisc Injections into knee joint
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2005, 09:44:11 PM »
Cat,

Hey, sorry that the synvisc did not work for you.   It seems that some people get no relief from injections & other people have remarkable results & noone knows why.  Neovisc is made naturally.  http://www.viscs.com/neovisc.htm

My instructions were to exercise by doing seated straight leg lifts for the first 15 minutes after the injections.  This distributes the fluid throughout the joint for maximum benefit.  Hobbled into the office and walked out without a cane.....   Shade
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Re: Injections into knee joint
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2005, 12:43:15 PM »
Hi,

Have now had the second injection in the same spot as the first one and hopefully will have great results.  Was starting to feel the pain coming back again so it definately was time for another shot.  It is very hard going back to feeling the pain again - Yuck!!!

Finding that this time the injection site is more painful,  the final injection is at the end of the month. 

I've been instructed to not overdo things - to remember that I have knee damage that is not going to go away - so, must act accordingly.  Hopefully, by next summer I'll be able to go mountain biking again.  Hope everyone has a nice day today..... ~Shade 
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Re: NeoVisc Injections into knee joint
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2005, 01:47:44 PM »
Great that you still are doing fine Shade. Same things when you get more injections of cortizone, as I did get very often for a period. The second one hurts more then the first.
Be careful and don't overdo !!

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Re: Injections into knee joint
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2005, 03:16:07 PM »
Hi,

I've had all the injections and did not notice much relief because my knee was still subluxing and giving me lots of pain.  Now I am wearing a brace to stop the subluxing and do not have any pain from either the lesion site or from the patella banging against the bones in my knee....
So, now I'm thinking that I have had relief from the injections - it just was not noticed at first because of the other pain I experienced......
Guess I'll know for sure when the injections wear off.  ~Shade
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Re: Injections into knee joint
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2005, 04:20:00 PM »
Thats great Shade!!!  Looks like maybe there will be an alternitive for me being I can't do the synvisc anymore...was worried about that...if I could ever have any kind of injections again

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Re: Injections into knee joint
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2005, 05:56:42 PM »
Deb,

Besides the neovisc (which is a natural injection) - you should also look up info on the durolane injections - you only need to take them once every three months.  That might be another great alternative for you.....
 
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Re: Injections into knee joint
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2006, 04:50:07 PM »
Hi,

The injections failed to give the appropriate relief according to my last meeting with the surgeon, but I still feel that is is so great that something like these injections can really help some people. 

It's disappointing that they don't work for everyone, but I'm still glad that I tried them.  ~Shade
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Re: Injections into knee joint
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2006, 07:26:10 PM »
Shade, I'm sorry that the injections didn't work for you. Has your OS offered any other kind of treatment for your knee pain? I had my fifth and final injection of Supartz and so far it hasn't done much for me. Guess I'll know if it's going to work in a few weeks. :-[ I really do hope you can get relief from your pain, and also that your options haven't all been used up. ;) Keep us updated, okay? :)

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Re: Injections into knee joint
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2006, 07:42:20 PM »
I had my final Supartz shot 9 days ago. Definitely an improvement but still not completely pain free, especially if I'm on my feet for a long time. I'm not saying ouch so much at work which is a good thing.
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Re: Injections into knee joint
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2006, 08:07:36 PM »
Cindy and Caroline,

Thanks.  Hope you both find some relief with the injections.  I was basically told that he could not help me anymore & it was up to me.  Find this strange so I'm definately going to seek another opinion, but this time I'm going to a knee specialist who is involved with patellofemoral problems and get the foot, knee and hip checked.  I've never had a surgeon check my whole leg & now been told 5 times that 'nothing can be done'. 
It could be true, but a person deserves to be given some reasons for this decision & maybe some guidelines to follow.  Anyway, I'll keep trying.  Maybe this is a good omen and the right surgeon is right around the corner and can spot something that might help with my treatment.
Good luck ladies, hopefully you'll both have great results.  I'll be looking forward to reading your posts.  ~Shade

 
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Re: Injections into knee joint
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2007, 04:03:58 PM »
I just moved to the UK from canada and have been getting injections to both my knees for the last 5 years.  Do you know how I can find a consultant here in the UK that will administer the neovisc shots?

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