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Offline SSchmidt

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Second Synvisc Today...........
« on: March 24, 2004, 12:14:37 AM »
Okay, it still wasn't unbearable, but a lot more uncomfortable than the first one.  I noticed more swelling after the injection also.  Still, if it works, will be worth it all!  

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2004, 04:25:55 AM »
I had MY second SynVisc shot today and it was only slightly painful.  So far, my experience with SynVisc is that the shot isn't NEARLY as painful going in as the Steroid shots were.  And, although I know I was told to not expect results for 4-8 weeks, my knee felt better today (BEFORE the shot <grin>) than it has in WEEKS, if not MONTHS.  Am really hopeful this works for me.
OA both knees
Lateral, not medial, degeneration
Baker's Cyst left knee
Steroid shots (not so successful)
Synvisc series completed June 2004

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2004, 06:52:40 AM »
I'm new to this site.  I'm so glad I found it then I can give my husband a rest from all my complaining.   :D  I can communicate with people who understand what it's like to have knee pain all the time.  I injured my knee in a car accident when I was 16 and have fought with it ever since. I'm now 49.  I had my first scope two years ago and some meniscus removed.  My second scope was 13 months later and I had more meniscus removed and a fractured cartilage so he did chondroplasty.  I ended up on crutches for six weeks.  I also had pt which really helped and I do this at home.  I've had two cortisone shots and reacted to the second one.  Puffed up, red and headachy.  I need a tkr but am only 49 so he is trying to hold me off.  I had my first synvisc shot last week and have my second one Wed.  My knee is not as stiff and I am hopeful this will have helped.  Anyway, I'm so glad I found this bulletin board.   ;D

JAN
9-2002 medial menisectomy left knee
11-2003 lateral menisectomy and microfracture left knee
11-2003 fractured cartilage left knee
lateral menisectomy right knee 1-2005
microfracture right knee 1-2005
tkr left knee 1-2006
arthroscopy and lateral femoral chondroplasty 9-2006

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2004, 08:23:29 AM »
Hi Jan

Welcome to the forum. I hope the synvisc injections help you out. They aren't the most pleasant thing to go thru but when they work, it's worth it. I am 48 and will be having a TKR sometime in the next 6-8 mos. My knee is no longer salvageable thru many surgeries.

Keep us posted on your synvisc progress

Pam
4Fx Clsd red
IMrod fib plate
derotate osteotmy tibfib
AF
IPCS patbaja
DeLeeOsteotmy,LOA,LR Zplasty,bongrf,chondrplty
chondrplty,LOA,fatpad remvd
TKR
openLOA,neurectmy,ITB Zplasty,fabela
PLC recon,revison,LOA,synovec
MCL,revison LOA
openLOA,prox Zplasty
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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2004, 09:00:10 PM »
Good Luck, SSchmidt!  I am almost 8 weeks done with the Synvisc and I would do it again in a heartbeat!  VERY happy with the results so far!  Wish the same for you!  Katie
OA both knees
Lateral, not medial, degeneration
Baker's Cyst left knee
Steroid shots (not so successful)
Synvisc series completed June 2004

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2004, 06:18:35 AM »
I have my second synvisc shot tomorrow.  The first wasn't too bad so I'm hoping the second won't be.  The only difference I've noticed so far is my knee is not as stiff.  My other knee which my doctor also said was going down the same road has buckled on me four times today.  I don't know what that's all about.  Anybody know what causes your knee to buckle?  It also has oa but not as bad as the other one.

JAN  :o
9-2002 medial menisectomy left knee
11-2003 lateral menisectomy and microfracture left knee
11-2003 fractured cartilage left knee
lateral menisectomy right knee 1-2005
microfracture right knee 1-2005
tkr left knee 1-2006
arthroscopy and lateral femoral chondroplasty 9-2006

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2004, 12:30:04 AM »
Just had my first Synvisc injection on Monday and I still have a lot of pain and stiffness in my knee.  I'm a little apprehensive about getting the second one next week.  Anybody have any encouring words???? :o

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2004, 10:16:59 PM »
KatieWhy - how's the Synvisc working for you now?

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2004, 01:56:29 AM »
Still doing GREAT!  A little ache and pain every now and again, but very, very good.  My last shot was June 25th.  That's been well over two months.  I've been able to toss my cane behind the seat in the truck, take my dog to the park and walk 2 miles without pain, and sleep through the night.  I don't know that my knee is as involved as some of y'all's, but it still was affecting my life and my mental state.  It probably took about 3 or 4 weeks after the last shot to get to the point that it is today.  I go back to see my orthopedic surgeon some time this month to give him an update.  Good luck!!!
OA both knees
Lateral, not medial, degeneration
Baker's Cyst left knee
Steroid shots (not so successful)
Synvisc series completed June 2004

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2004, 05:47:04 AM »
I am glad to hear some people are benefiting from the synvisc shot.  I had my third one over  a week ago and experienced some relief at first but it seems to be going back to constant knee pain  ???  When I had relief it was amazing but it's been four full days without any relief.  I'm not sure what happened.  I guess the shot caved in on me. :'(  Nancy did you ever finish your series?

JAN
9-2002 medial menisectomy left knee
11-2003 lateral menisectomy and microfracture left knee
11-2003 fractured cartilage left knee
lateral menisectomy right knee 1-2005
microfracture right knee 1-2005
tkr left knee 1-2006
arthroscopy and lateral femoral chondroplasty 9-2006

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2004, 07:52:12 AM »
Hi Jan

I had synvisc 1 year ago. My OS told me it would take 3-4 weeks after 3rd shot to start noticing any affects..................which I didn't. I didn't work for me. I will be getting TKR after the new year.

Pam
4Fx Clsd red
IMrod fib plate
derotate osteotmy tibfib
AF
IPCS patbaja
DeLeeOsteotmy,LOA,LR Zplasty,bongrf,chondrplty
chondrplty,LOA,fatpad remvd
TKR
openLOA,neurectmy,ITB Zplasty,fabela
PLC recon,revison,LOA,synovec
MCL,revison LOA
openLOA,prox Zplasty
openLOA, 6 neuromas excised,synov
3 Fusions

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2004, 01:00:14 AM »
I had my second injection on Wednesday.  I had the same reaction as the first time - extreme pain, swelling, and increased stiffness.  My OS said that we are not going to do the third injection and we're going to schedule a TKR.  My knee is even stiffer than it was after my first injection.  Hopefully, it will loosen up a bit before my trip to BC next week!
Nancy.

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2004, 01:03:07 AM »
Katie - I'm glad to hear it's working so well for you!  It's well worth a try and I would do it again in spite of the outcome in my case!   ::)

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2004, 05:25:47 PM »
Thanks, Nancy, and sorry to hear it's not working well for you.    I, too, am glad it's been successful for me.  But I also realize the day will come that it WON'T.  I'm only 49, too, and have been told by the doctor that my knee is in bad shape for someone my age and will be looking at an osteotomy down the road.  But until then....(A little humor:  it's kind of nice to see the OS b/c he's the only one who seems to think I'm "too young" for this or that; all the other doctors tell me, "well, you're getting to be THAT CERTAIN AGE...." <grin>)  Katie
OA both knees
Lateral, not medial, degeneration
Baker's Cyst left knee
Steroid shots (not so successful)
Synvisc series completed June 2004

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Re: Second Synvisc Today...........
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2004, 07:46:15 PM »
Hi

I was told I was too young for TKR too. I saw a world reknown doc in Cincinnati and he said my patella was so badly damaged that I either get the patella removed or the TKR.  BTW, my age is 48. He mentioned the PFJR but said it would last me about 3 yrs. I want 1 surgery so I'll go for the TKR which I was told would last me about 20 yrs and give me 4-6 hrs walking ability /day and get me back to golf and cycling. It is the rotating platform design used in young active patients. This doc cares to give me quality of life. He was the first doc to ask what my prior activity level was before knee problems and what my activity level is now.

Pam
4Fx Clsd red
IMrod fib plate
derotate osteotmy tibfib
AF
IPCS patbaja
DeLeeOsteotmy,LOA,LR Zplasty,bongrf,chondrplty
chondrplty,LOA,fatpad remvd
TKR
openLOA,neurectmy,ITB Zplasty,fabela
PLC recon,revison,LOA,synovec
MCL,revison LOA
openLOA,prox Zplasty
openLOA, 6 neuromas excised,synov
3 Fusions