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User Reviews for Hylan g-f 20

Also known as: Synvisc, Synvisc-One

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "I have been getting the synvisc one shots for years. The first time I had the 4 shots. After about a month I was doing great.. it lasted about 2 years. Then my next shot lasted about a year. I went to every 6 months with the shots and now I am back to one each year. This medicine is about the best.. it works for me. Thanks to my Doctor and this medicine I am able to keep working and living a normal life."

   
10

Paul (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 9, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "I have bilateral knee osteoarthritis that responded well to cortisone, but after 3 courses, the relief only lasted 1 month. I chose synvisc-one (single injection) and just received my fourth dose. The previous injections lasted 6 months and they are a blessing! Yes, one dose has a lot of pressure, but you are done. I am one of the lucky ones who has virtually had no complications with any injections. I am back to playing pickleball after 48 hours! I strongly recommend synvisc-one when cortisone stops working; to delay surgery as long as possible."

   
10

Fat stew (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 6, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "Had first round of shots in left and right knees last year which lasted 9 months. Due to my limited mobility and obesity Doc recommended I do low impact water aerobics and NO MORE pavement walking. The shots worked with 80 % relief and hardly any sharp pains or clicking only once is a while if I turned funny the knees would "catch" so this med was great! Lost 38 pounds in 9 months now walking on trails again and able to do slow flow and fundamental yoga so have moved up from just swimming! Ready to lose the last 60 pounds! Had second shots today and my legs felt very fatigued walking a mild 20 min stroll tonight. I have a headache and a little nausea but not bad. Doc advice was to get as light and lean as possible in a healthy weight range. I look forward to it - that's my plan. Best of luck and light to us all!"

   
9.0

Trayann (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 4, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "It is going on 4 wks and I have severe fluid build up I have called doctors office 4 times and was told to give it time to work ... what advice do anybody have this is making me depressed.. I had this injection on june 14th still no relief"

   
4.0

Nia (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "I received 1 shot in my right knee about 2 months ago. I wasn't really in much pain before the shot. I had torn meniscus surgery in the beginning of February and was told this shot would help my arthritis. I have pain in both my knees now, my lower back is in pain, I actually feel worse than I did before the shot. Right knee is swollen a bit and went back to ortho doc who said I have a little fluid build up and to keep taking ibuprofen and if not cleared up in a month he will remove fluid. The only explanation I have is these side effects came from the shot and has not helped me one bit. I wonder if anyone else has these side effects."

   
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countryozgirl (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 14, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "On 3/24/18 I had SynVisc One in both knees at the same time. I got a bit flushed, nauseous, and like I would faint right after. Used a wheelchair to get to the car as my legs were very stiff and heavy feeling afterwards. Had a spray cool numbing agent before shots, neither were very painful. Got shots on the outside of both knees which the dr said was usually less painful. One knee got about 90% relief the first week, the other only about 30%. Then I fell on both knees down a concrete step 14 days after injections which didn't help my situation. I waited for 5 weeks after injections, icing frequently mostly for the fall issues. I now had about 40% and 75% relief so on 5/1/18 went for appointment and they suggested a cortisone shot on top of the SynVisc One injection and I had some more relief after that, even though cortisone shots had never helped me before. I got 1 it in both knees, which hurt way more than the initial injection. But it worked. I am now about 85% & 90% relief!!! On 5/28/18."

   
9.0

Dawn May 29, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "Had the 3 shots all together , shot worked very well forgot I had the problem that’s how effective however it’s 7 months now n I’m feeling that knife turning again in my knee so going to do it again. I just wish it stayed longer but it’s well worth the shot . No serious side effects .. this shot is a blessing"

   
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Bobbie (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 24, 2018

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "Received injection one month ago and very happy with results!"

   
8.0

Allen (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 3, 2018

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "I would like to say this helped but I can't say because I don't know. The copay is $390! Too expensive to even try!"

   
1.0

MP April 30, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "Bottom line - I think the Synvisc One really helped the knee joint function but the side effects for me were so bad I will never use it again. Severe osteoarthritis both knees. Had Synvisc One injections in both knees early Dec 2017. The injections were brutally painful - and I’m not normally bothered by pain. Not sure I could bring myself to do it again. I was barely able to walk for 3 days, then developed constant, deep aching pain, swelling and stiffness in both legs from toes to hips that did not respond to ibuprofen or lidocaine patches. Ended up having steroid injections twice to control the side effects. After the last one I lost 6 lbs in 2 days fluid out of my legs. Now it is mid-April 2018 and I can tell the side effects are becoming less - and the mechanical knee joint pain and instability are returning. It’s too bad that I experienced such severe side effects because I think the Synvisc was actually very effective with the joint mobility and pain."

   
6.0

Wobblyknees (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 15, 2018

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "Had synvisc shots in both knees 5-years ago. Within days the knee aching I had suffered for several years went away. I began moderate exercise again and found knee stability much improved. No sense of the knee twisting or shifting unexpectedly. Went for two years before getting repeat injections. The improvement was again within days. Before the second shots my knees were still better than they had been before the first shots. The shots are momentarily painful, but NOTHING compared to constant low aches that were cured. I would recommend to everyone. Go before the knee deterioration is severe. This is not a alternative to knee replacement, it is what you do to prevent the need for knee replacement."

   
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pgcpaul (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 14, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "After reading the reviews of those who have had the Synvisc shots, I am surprised at the level of pain some are describing. My ortho doc did tell me that some people don’t react well, that their knees “blow up”, esp. after the 4th or 5th time, and if that were to happen, to come right back. Maybe I am just lucky - no bad reaction, just pain free. It takes about 4 wks for the injection to take full effect. My first shot of Synvisc One was May 2016. It was not painful to have the shot, as my rheumatologist also used some local with it. Within a month, I was pain free in my knee. I previously was wearing a brace on my knee. Since then, I have had the shot every 6-8 mths in my left knee (from my ortho doc) I occasionally have a “little” pain if I overdo things, but it goes away once rested for a bit. I’ve had the shot 4 times now; just a couple days ago was the last time. Only tiny bruise at the site, and very slight swelling. That’s it. Worth it not to have pain for 6-8 months."

   
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Babynurse March 19, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis: "My father had his injection about 3 weeks ago. He is 75. He had no pain at all when he walked out of the doctor's office. He had not been without pain in over 25 years! He did experience soreness over the next few days, but it has been utterly amazing. He is standing up straight now (I didn't know he was bending over because of the knee pain and instability, I had always assumed it was his back)-- and his back pain went away since he started standing up straighter. I'm certainly hoping for long term relief for him. But meanwhile, I am overjoyed to watch him get around now."

   
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Dadsdaughter (taken for less than 1 month) March 14, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "I had a 15’ fall through a ceiling and onto a staircase back in 1993. Many years of misdiagnosis, as well as poor MRI imaging in the late 90’s finally improved in 2017. All that time before could be ruined from random pain and swelling to my right ankle. It would make it very difficult to walk. Last year, the new MRI revealed blunt trauma to my right ankle. I knew it was from my big fall and I was curious what the solution would be. The surgeon recommended Synvisc-one. He said that it would give me relief for at least 6 months. It was Feb 1, 2017 when I received the shot and it’s now May 14, 2018 and I’m STILL PAIN FREE."

   
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Daz (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 13, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for : "I tore/obliterated my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) had my meniscus cut and sewn back together on both sides, had 2 surgeries, drained 30cc of fluid from the ACL joint t one point, and lots of $$ PT. After 2 years after the accident I still was unable to bend my knee fully. I tried regular cortizone shots but they only were lasting a month before the pain would come back. The doctor said it was not good to get a lot of cortizone shots. So I did my research and found this gel. I asked him about it and he agreed that it might be a good try. It maybe took 2 weeks before I started to notice a difference. I was uncomfortable for a few days right after but nothing major. This was all 3 years ago since I had the shot and I have not had one issue since. I'm back to normal and no side effects or signs of slowing down :)"

   
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ks (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 26, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "Could barely walk. Osteoarthritis in both knees. Swelling all the time. Did the 3 injections in each knees. The pain was severe for 3 weeks. After then, knees are loosened up, swelling went down. I have a bit more movement, a bit more endurance, and bit less pain. I'm not sure I will go through the 3 weeks of severe pain for the amount of relief. If my insurance didn't cover it, I not have done it. Almost $3000.00 Canadian."

   
5.0

Take it or leave it February 14, 2018

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "Extremely helpful in reducing knee pain and inflammation."

Jlaney February 7, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "I had this treatment about 7 months ago and it worked very well for me. I just had another injection 2 days ago and I already feel better walking on it."

Country2 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 3, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "Received the injection. A week went by no change as did the second week. Towards the end of 3rd week it started to kick in. I'm back on the treadmill with just slight discomfort due to fact I need a knee replacement. If this gives me 6 months of relief I'd give a 10+ rating but it's too early to tell. I gave up on cortisones they would last a few weeks at best and would shoot my blood sugars up. I'm praying to buy some time, I'm only 51 yrs old."

   
8.0

Rich B. (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 20, 2018

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "I’ve had maybe 5 double injections of Synvisc One, and a few others of regular Synvisc prior. Always very painful for about a week (unable to walk for maybe 3 days, then slowly better). It usually takes a month or two for me to notice but I get to very little knee pain and better range of movement (for about 9 months each time). Yet, this time we also did one hip... and I think it was once too much. I reacted badly to the hip injection and 6 weeks after the injections I am back to where I was before the injections, knee-pain wise. So I would recommend the product, it helped me a lot, for many years... but it seems your body can get a tolerance (or intolerance?) to it and it can’t be a long term solution."

   
7.0

DanzAD December 17, 2017

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "One month after synvisc I have developed horrendous back pain. Anyone else"

Jaymack1947 December 5, 2017

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "Horrible pain during injection after numbing to the point of being light headed and having to lay down. I have an extreme high pain tolerance. I have had multiple steroid injections with no pain. Pain medication injections that didn’t hurt. Have had no relief after 2. Would not recommend this drug."

   
1.0

Fmler November 27, 2017

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "I had a knee replacement on the right knee. In the three months since I had the replacement my left knee was worse the Dr. suggested a knee replacement for the left but I couldn't as the right replacement did not go to plan and I have a bent knee for life. I came across the Synvisc and asked the Dr about it. he said that he has not heard of anyone that it has worked on, I went ahead and ordered it and had him inject the left knee it was good for about 4 weeks and then the pain came back with a vengence. It cost me over $400 it was money not worth spending. They say you should get up to 6 months mine was maybe one moth."

   
2.0

N Lucia November 21, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "I had the Synvisc 1 over a year ago in my left knee, I work 12 hour days and am on my feet a lot. I am still satisfied with the results."

   
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Debbieg952 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 8, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20) for Osteoarthritis: "Consulted with the surgeon two weeks ago. After he reveiwed x rays and MRI he thought I should wait a little longer for knee replacement ( I wasn't in much pain that day, so I didn't protest) He suggested the Synvisc One treatment (cortisone injection had only given me relief for 3 weeks) . My life has been pure agony for the past two weeks. Alternating between Voltaren and Tramadol, missing work and wondering if I made a mistake. I also had pain up the side of my leg almost to my hip. Couldn't understand it until I read a review here where someone said the same thing. Anyway, this morning suddenly I feel better. I don't want to jinx it so I'll just say that if it takes two weeks to kick in then I can live with that."

Goldie's Mom October 16, 2017

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