I asked my Dr. and he said it needs to be absorbed. Does the fluid stay in place as a gel? What I don't understand is why the first injection which was three weeks ago isn't absorbed yet. Also the syringe does not look.like it holds much medication. It would also be helpful if some people who posted after their third shot and were waiting to see if there will be any improvement would post an update. I will in 5 weeks
I don't think he meant absorbed so much as dispersed. The fluid needs to spread through the joint. Each injection adds another layer of fluid to help protect the joint where the natural cartilage has worn away. Because it's so thick, that's why it's added a layer at a time. I've actually had 3 sets of the injections. The first set helped me for about a year, the second for about six months or so and the last for about 3 months. At that point I had my knee replaced. Of course there's different results for different people, but that was my experience. I hope this helps!
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