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Offline JustMeInNC

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SYNVISC injections
« on: October 20, 2008, 06:46:39 PM »
Well I had my 3rd injection of SYNVISC last week and so far about the only thing that it has done is make it easier for me to sit at my desk all day. Other than that it was the biggest waste of $200 that I have ever spent. I still cant bend my knee any farther than I was able to before I still have horrible pain, especially when i am putting weight on my leg after sitting or laying down for a while. Im still getting up in the middle of the night becasue of the pain. I was not that impressed the most relief that i got was for about 2 days after the shot i was feeling pretty good but it only lasted that couple days, just like the cortisone shots would do. I guess its like they say back to to old drawing board :'(
I'm so busy that I'm not sure if I lost my horse or just found my lead rope.

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2000 - LR on left knee
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Offline digginit

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Re: SYNVISC injections
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 07:06:01 PM »
That's too bad.  I had great relief with my first round of OrthoVisc, but it was pretty short-lived.  The peak of your result should be about the 3rd week after the last injection.


Offline jathib

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Re: SYNVISC injections
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 08:12:17 PM »
I found the shots to be useless also. Many people do and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.

Offline Caroline109

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Re: SYNVISC injections
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 08:16:47 PM »
I had a run of 3 Supartz shots 3 years ago and they did nothing. In an attempt to put off replacement surgery, I had a run of 5 shots this past spring (2008) and they again did nothing. If you have bone on bone arthritis, they don't do much, so I learned the hard way! And I ended up having a partial knee replacement last month.
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Offline Carolyn2112

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Re: SYNVISC injections
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 08:49:36 PM »
Synvisc was useless for me too.  I have a 1.5 cm fissure in the cartillage on the back of the patella.  OS said some people fair better with round 2, luckily for me my insurance covers it.  If not, there certainly wouldn't be a round 2!
2/94 - Modified Hauser, Lat. release
10/96 - Removed surgical pin
9/03 - Debridement
5/05 - Fulkerson's
7/08 - Debridement, Scar tissue removal
2 rounds Synvisc - No help
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