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Offline umuddafadda

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Orthovisc & chronic patella tendonitis
« on: June 17, 2013, 01:49:27 PM »
Hi,
Posted b4-got 41 views-no replies so PLEASE help! Looking for input!

That said, have had patella tendonitis for years (10+)--play alot of tennis, tad
overweight-etc....had cortizone but doc wants to try orthovisc, I want to
skip that 'n try PRP.

Thanks in advance :-*

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Re: Orthovisc & chronic patella tendonitis
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 07:45:03 PM »
I have had Synvisc-One which is similar but both are used for the treatment of osteoarthritis not tendinosis.

I also have tendinosis and PRP injections into the tendon was advised as a possible treatment.  However, it is not normally covered by insurance, quite pricey and results are mixed at best. 

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Re: Orthovisc & chronic patella tendonitis
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 02:20:20 PM »
Thx for post....I'm still unsure if I want to go thru wi/Orthovisc as I came to dr wanting PRP or
even things known as nytro-glycerin patches (placed on site).

You sounded like you were going to try PRP, did you?

My situation is that doc wants to try it, and I want to go directly to PRP (sensing that orthovisc
is a waste of $ (I'm paying all this as I have superhigh deductible) so just trying to
see if *anyone* on these boards has had even a small amt. of success wi/Orthovisc!

Thx

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Re: Orthovisc & chronic patella tendonitis
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 02:22:05 PM »
also...perhaps I misdiagnosed self....not so sure its tendonosis....just patella tendonitis for YEARS!!!
can't seem to shake it!

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Re: Orthovisc & chronic patella tendonitis
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 10:49:42 PM »
No I have not had PRP.  I am considering trying FAST technique.  This was recently done for Pau Gasol of Lakers for his patellar tendonitis in both knees- still too early to see if it was a success but this is minimally invasive.
I would pass on the orthovisc.

http://nba.si.com/2013/05/09/pau-gasol-knee-treatment-fast-los-angeles-lakers/

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Re: Orthovisc & chronic patella tendonitis
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 07:16:24 PM »
fyi, I'm getting scheduled for prp as we speak, should know in a month or so
how effective it is, I will post after  :o