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Offline Softball247

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Synvisc One
« on: August 25, 2009, 07:55:20 PM »
I just had the shot in my left knee about 3-4 weeks ago and so, far I dont feel much of a difference. I am very active and this was one of the ideas my doctor had to help with the pain and lack of fluid in my knee. I have another meniscus tear and am not crazy about having surgery number 5 and neither is my doctor. Id like to know if any one else has had the shot and how you feel?

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 08:47:29 PM »
I had a series of 3 shots in both knees in July.  I don't feel any better.  In fac the first one was really hard on my right knee.  I was totally unable to walk or get around for a few days after.  All of the shots were very painful and I now have a sense of a catch or something weird with my left knee - like it is going to give out.  I know people that have had these shots and think they are miracles.  They just didn't work for me and I would never have them again.  I am scheduled for a bilateral Conformis iForma procedure next month.  Maybe my knees were just too far gone for any benefit.

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 09:05:33 PM »
I had a series of 5 injections one a week for 5 weeks. the Dr. said it will take 5 weeks to feel the differance. Following the 5 weeks I think there was a small improvment. The injections were not painful.

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 10:21:12 PM »
I had the series of 3 many times the relief was very gradual I didn't realize how much they helped until the pain started coming back at about 5 to 7 months.When I first had them I said never again I felt they were to painful but when the pain started back I changed my mind.

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009, 02:05:52 AM »
These shots are a bandaid.  I believe cortizone shots help the pain issues alot more.  I noticed when the supplements wear off the bone pain and stiffness are more apparent.   I had one knee too far gone to have the shots to work but they still took away the ice pick jabs that brought down the pain levels prior to a TKR and than my left knee I been having the shots for the last 3 years. I do not have a day that is pain free per say but the pain is reduced enough for me to say I can deal with what I have for now .. I dont need to have the surgury of last resort yet.    I often think people are most shocked when they have the TKR bcos they go from moderate pain to flat on your ass insane pain.     I had flat on my lass insane pain prior to my TKR and I tell you I was on the struggling level for a year prior.  So there you have it..  The key is to accept the pain you currently have until your at the point were your thinking replacing a body part with metal cant be any worse from where you are now.

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 03:14:29 AM »
I too had a series of 3 shots in each knee.  Very painful to have done and they didn't do much of anything.  Maybe a SLIGHT improvement... but not enough!

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 01:58:48 PM »
I had Synvisc One a few weeks ago!  Hurt like HELL!!! It was much worse than the 3 injections for me.  Perhaps because of 60cc's of fluid going into each knee. Dr. said there might be some cramping with the fluid going in since the fluid needs to warm up to body temp.  He was right! Cramped really bad. 

After he did my left knee, he went to the right.  Either I was in so much pain from the first shot or he just plain did this one right, but I only felt the needle go in. No cramping, no pain...nothing.  I asked him if he was giving me the same thing..lol  I did have the "catching" sensation in my knees for a few days until the fluid found a place to go.  Then.....it had been nice!  I still had everyday aches and pains, but the deep joint throbbing had gone.

Althought the past 4-5 days my left knee pain has started coming back. :(  I will also say that I have had at least 3 different series of the 3 synvisc injections.  I guess they did about the same as this one.  None of them have ever lasted a great deal of time....certainly never 6mos!!!
Cortisone always seems to calm things done, but also never a lasting result!

I would love to also hear from other who have had this NEW version of Synvis....Synvisc One!

Lisa
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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 11:47:14 AM »
I have heard that the more hylan injects you get the more painful they are. It does seem to be true with my expericne. I am planning on having th synvisc one for the first time in Nov. It will be my 4th try with the injections. The first try worked for 5 months the others did not at all. Infact I had a bad reaction the second time around and then went to orthovisc. I keep trying and hopeing.

 
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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2009, 05:39:01 AM »
been having them over the last three years in my left knee. sometimes they hurt like hell and sting for hours after.. sometimes they do not hurt..  I joke and tell my OS to get the right spot or else he is on the line for getting kicked.

I would not get them again prior to going on vacation or doing alot of outdoor activity like biking .. ect.

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2009, 03:18:32 AM »
I am set to get my sixth round of five shots of supartz this week.. That makes it three years or so of getting them.   Three more years of natural knee.    I must say I only had one bad inflamation period  after going on vacation.   And well if I had several hours of discomfort afterwards.    These injections are not a cure..  just a bandaid.. to lower the pain levels.   

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2009, 01:24:19 AM »
A week and half ago I had Synvisc One injected in my left knee.  I have not seen any difference as yet and wonder how long people have waited before any difference is seen.  I know the info says it would be three to four weeks but I would like to see some little difference.  Guess I put too much hope in it.  Does anyone else have any experience?

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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2009, 01:58:10 AM »
give it a little time to absorb in and marinate.   Let me tell you..I had one knee implant.   Not nearly as easy as waiting for an injection to start working.   I just finished my fifth injection of supartz.    Waiting till it settles in.  Today I am wishing I had a cortizone shot last week.     This pain wont break me... I have an ice bag and know how to use it...     


wait a few days .. follow up with your OS  if your pain levels are at .. " trying to saw your knee off" kinda pain exists.   Ice..  bone on bone pain best friend..   second best friend is  pain killers and lidocaine patches..

The only person who feels this pain is you.. so if your still feeling way too uncomfortable.. ring up your doctor..   There is no prize for taking the pain.   No trophy for existing in pain.      all folks will say  to you is what a shame you know what pain is. ..   knee pain is one of those chronic pains..    it all comes down to how much you can cope with what you have..  and quality of life.  .. and the word patience is tossed at us right and left.. but there comes a point where you have tried all that is out there and you start pulling your OS by his tie and than they know you have lost your mind in so much pain ...  that they hear ya..

just kidding about grabbing ties.  kicking them works better.  :)


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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2009, 01:16:36 PM »
Thanks  so much Plumb for your encouraging reply.  I will patiently wait and see what happens. 

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2009, 07:54:38 PM »
A lady I work with just told me yesterday that her husband had the new Synvisic One a few weeks ago. His OS told him all you need is one because it is a lot thicker lubercant than the the old one. It could last up to 6 mo.  He went on vacation for 2 weeks and had no pain or trouble walking. His wife said she could not believe how much it helped . They were about to cancel their vacation because he could not walk. He even shed his cane.

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Re: Synvisc One
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2009, 07:34:33 PM »
I am so glad to hear a positive outcome for the Synvisc One shot.  My os has ordered it and I should be getting it next week.  At this point I've got the attitude - I'll try it!  I'll report back after I receive the injection.  eagle















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