Advertisement - Hide this advert





Author Topic: New Synvisc approved  (Read 3522 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Caroline109

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 2433
  • Liked: 1
New Synvisc approved
« 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
Caroline
Chronic low platelet count
Men. surgery, both knees 2003,2007,2008
R PKR Sept. 17, 2008 - Biomet Oxford Partial
LK-TKR 4/21/2010 Biomet Vanguard Signature Knee
Scar tissue issue next to TKR knee
March 2, 2011: PKR to be revised to a TKR

Offline lady

  • Forum Faithful
  • ****
  • Posts: 303
  • Liked: 0
  • live well laugh often love much and play hard
Re: New Synvisc approved
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 03:23:05 PM »
Thanks for the info!  :D
dislocated patella and chopped off most of chondal 1985
chondroplasty/medial meniscus repair 1996
ACI  quater size defect-surgery failure
lateral meniscus repair2002
chondroplasty, lateral Meniscectomy2006
synvisc & orthovisc injections 2008/2009
drained and cortizone injection 2008

Offline Plumb

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 3831
  • Liked: 6
Re: New Synvisc approved
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 03:35:08 PM »
Also the three shot synvisc is a lower density product than say orthovisc or supartz.

Offline lady

  • Forum Faithful
  • ****
  • Posts: 303
  • Liked: 0
  • live well laugh often love much and play hard
Re: New Synvisc approved
« Reply #3 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?
dislocated patella and chopped off most of chondal 1985
chondroplasty/medial meniscus repair 1996
ACI  quater size defect-surgery failure
lateral meniscus repair2002
chondroplasty, lateral Meniscectomy2006
synvisc & orthovisc injections 2008/2009
drained and cortizone injection 2008

Offline Plumb

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 3831
  • Liked: 6
Re: New Synvisc approved
« Reply #4 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.


Offline lady

  • Forum Faithful
  • ****
  • Posts: 303
  • Liked: 0
  • live well laugh often love much and play hard
Re: New Synvisc approved
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 02:51:00 PM »
How many cortizon shots have you had.
dislocated patella and chopped off most of chondal 1985
chondroplasty/medial meniscus repair 1996
ACI  quater size defect-surgery failure
lateral meniscus repair2002
chondroplasty, lateral Meniscectomy2006
synvisc & orthovisc injections 2008/2009
drained and cortizone injection 2008

Offline Caroline109

  • SuperKNEEgeek
  • *****
  • Posts: 2433
  • Liked: 1
Re: New Synvisc approved
« Reply #6 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).
Caroline
Chronic low platelet count
Men. surgery, both knees 2003,2007,2008
R PKR Sept. 17, 2008 - Biomet Oxford Partial
LK-TKR 4/21/2010 Biomet Vanguard Signature Knee
Scar tissue issue next to TKR knee
March 2, 2011: PKR to be revised to a TKR















support