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Offline caliKnee

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How Many Viscosupplement Injections Can You Have?
« on: November 15, 2011, 07:09:50 PM »
Hi All,
My doctor is recommending a course of 3-weekly  injections of Orthovisc for my OA medial knee pain.  Says that in some cases, people have relief for up to six months.   

In talking to someone else at the office, I was told that due to cost, the insurance co's here in the USA may only start allowing  2 rounds of this total (i.e.  3 injections now, 3 in 6+ months and then not again ..). 

Has anyone been told they have a limit of rounds of these injections?   I called my insurance company, but can't get a straight answer - they only say each case is reviewed for medical necessity.   I am betting this is a pretty expensive procedure ...but again, haven't heard any specifics on it. 

Thanks much for any info!
« Last Edit: November 15, 2011, 07:12:18 PM by caliKnee »
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Offline DaisyPenny

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Re: How Many Viscosupplement Injections Can You Have?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 03:05:37 AM »
I think my doctor said every 6 months, but I am on workers comp. I just finished my 3rd injection 6 weeks ago. At first I thought they helped but now my knee aches more then before.
I had a meniscus repair and a menisctomy on 2/15/2011.