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How does single does Synvisc-One compare to the multidose protocols?

Posted 9 Aug 2013 by markharris 4 answers

I assume the muli-shot protocols are more effective but I wonder by how much. Just completed my 2nd six month interval of 3 shots of orthovisc. Would very much prefer one shot ever 6 month. Assume there must be a down side to Synvisc-One or everyone would get it?

How much pain did you experience with the Orthovisc injections?

Posted 26 May 2011 by idolfan 6 answers

I had my first orthovisc injection yesterday and almost passed out from the pain. It was horrible. I am not sure I want to go back for the 2nd and 3rd shots. Please advise.

Osteoarthritis - which is best euflexxa, syndics, syndics-one, monovisc or orthovisc?

Posted 4 Jan 2015 by smoasia 1 answer

tried euflexxa and it worked very well. Insurance will no longer cover it, insurance suggested these: syndics, syndics-one, monovisc or orthovisc wondering which is best

How does orthovisc compare to hyalgan for knee injections?

Posted 24 Feb 2014 by MarshaCS 1 answer

I've been searching the various comments of people who have had injections in their knees for treatment of bone on bone pain. Despite the FDA's approval of Orthovisc, the satisfaction rating of Hyalgan appears much greater by patients who have had this injection instead of Orthovisc or ...

Orthovisc - is it simular to Synvisc?

Posted 27 Jan 2012 by mudderjen 2 answers

I have had a series of cortizone shots in Right knee. ACL reconstruction 20+ years ago, and 7 surgeries since. I have also tried the Synvisc, with an aggravation of pain and didn't work. My question is... are they the same for reactions? I don't want to make it worse again, I am out of ...

Why is my pain worse after orthovisc injection.

Posted 13 Sep 2010 by memetina 2 answers

I had my first injection of Orthovisc 6 days ago, and the pain is worse. It was bad before, but now there is no relief. The knee is so stiff I can't straighten it out. Walking is so painful I am now using a cane. What gives? I thought this treatment was supposed to help.

Orthovisc - How long before I feel relief?

Posted 28 Sep 2017 by joymartin2593 2 answers

I had 3 orthovisc injections receiving the last one on 9/15. I have yet to feel any relief so I was wondering how long I should give it before I make another appointment. I really see no difference from before the injections. I am still waking up in pain at night, having difficulty with daily tasks ...

Orthovisc- why does knee still hurt?

Posted 15 May 2011 by sayler 2 answers

i had first shot a week ago and get second tomorrow. My knee has been very painful and it feels tight and swollen. I have needed pain medication all week. I can't take advil. Did any one else experience this ?

Why did my 3rd shot of orthovisc hurt?

Posted 16 Oct 2011 by bamalamian 1 answer

I am 27 y/o with damaged cartilage in my left knee (MRI) and my knee cap pinches closer on the inside (X-RAY) primarily where the pain is. I recently had 3 shots of Orthovisc. The 1st 2 shots provided instant relief with stairs and weight bearing. The 3rd shot really hurt going in followed by a ...

Are there any long term problems to consider before having a series of Orthovisc shots in my knee?

Posted 5 Nov 2012 by lindaket 1 answer

I know that the series can be repeated periodically, but wonder if the shots cause any long term damage to the joint (similar to long term use of cortizone shots). I know I will eventually have to have a knee replacement, but would like to delay as long as possible. I have osteoarthritis in all ...

I'm working w/my orthopedic docs office for the 3-rounds of the Orthovisc injections?

Posted 29 Aug 2017 by Christina1515 2 answers

The Orthovisc should be in this week & the doc's office will call to set-up injection appointments. But next week I'm leaving town for 3 weeks & won't be able to return for my second shot until 4 weeks after the first one. Or I can wait until October & have them three ...

Is Orthovisc covered by Medicare at all?

Posted 10 Jun 2011 by mjlambert 1 answer

Why does my doctor no longer supply Orthovisc? I 'm to buy it myself?

Posted 16 Sep 2011 by ConfusedinFlorida 2 answers

This is a Medicare Part B covered medication, but all the doctors I contacted told me that I have to purchase it myself & then bring it to them. There would be no reimbursement for my costs ... $1,6000. One doctor's office told me to order it through a Canadian pharmacy for about $400. ...

Orthovisc - does the injection hurt?

Posted 27 Apr 2012 1 answer

Is Orthovisc the answer?

Posted 14 Oct 2013 by Kaysquare 1 answer

I have had a total knee replacement in my right knee, 3 yrs ago & it's been totally successful... no regrets. My left knee is now giving me fits & is painful to walk (I love walking 2-3 miles a day). I had a cortisone injection a week ago and it's not helping at all I don't ...

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