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Also known as: Synvisc, Synvisc-One

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119 Ratings with 127 User Reviews

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): "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."

   
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N Lucia November 21, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "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): "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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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): "I went through 2 rounds of 3 shots each. I had NO RELIEF from the 1st round. My doctor wanted me to try it again 6 months after the third shot of the 1st round. I don't know why to this day that I agreed to allow this. I have a high pain threshold, but damn!, these shots really really do hurt. Unfortunately I had my 3 small children with me for one of those visits (couldn't get a sitter). I don't know who it hurt more, me or my kids. They were all holding my hand trying to comfort me but in reality I was trying to comfort them. They were all crying because they could tell it was painful. After all that crying I had to take them out for ice cream after that. Too bad the Synvisc never helped!!!"

   
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Pat Pending (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 6, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "Following on from my previous comments, it has been three weeks since I had the injections and the right knee drained (twice). After resting and icing for two weeks, I am now back to normal. No more popping/clicking. Started walking last week and slowly built up the distance. Walked 8km this morning and had no problems. Just needed to stretch before and after, which I should be doing anyway. Hope to get another 9 months out of it. Am willing to put up with 2-3 weeks of pain to get 9 months of relief (and a life)."

   
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Didn't mind it September 27, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "Sept 2017-Looks like I am not alone. It has been 20 days since injection. I have fluid build up and cannot bend my knee. Finding it hard to walk as I cannot bend knee. I wished I read reviews before getting injection."

Gauchi (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "Had Synvisc 1 injection Sept 14 2017. Injection was very painful but well worth it. With injection and continued physical therapy 100% improved in first week. I did have acid refluxed 3 hours after the injection but I do have food allergies and discussed this with my Orthopedist before receiving the injection. This injection may not be for everyone but is definitely for me."

   
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Miss Hat Lady September 22, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "I have severe arthritis in my right knee I had arthroscopic surgery 20 years ago and now I am in need of a knee replacement. I have been getting Cortizone injections and thought I might try Synvisc . I Had first injection Monday, September 11 and the next day I had swelling and severe pain . I have been in pain since I can barely walk I didn't know I have this kind of pain before I had this injunction . And due to get another on Monday but I'm not going to do it I'm in too much pain it's not worth it !"

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "I had my first shot of Synvisc in my right knee in February 2016 as it kept clicking/popping due to OA. Found the first shot to be amazing. Was walking normally the next day. Six weeks later decided to have my left knee done. Again, amazing, I could walk without any problems. 6-7 months later I had both knees done at the same time. Lost some weight, rode exercise bike and walked a lot. This time, I had nine months of relief. Went back for third round. Had Synvisc in right knee and anther product in left. No problems with left knee, but right knee swelled up and had to be drained (twice). I had obviously built up a sensitivity to it. Right knee is back to clicking/popping every couples of steps, which is really annoying."

Didn't mind it (taken for less than 1 month) September 10, 2017

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): "Had meniscus tear surgery five years ago on right knees. I was walking two to three miles five days a week. Beginning January 2017 started having knee pain and cannot walk half a mile. My ortho surgeon suggested some knee exercise and physical therapy. Went thru six weeks of physical therapy but did not help. Got corticosteroid shot back in June 2017. Ninety percent pain free for about two months and then back to same knee pain I had before the corticosteroid shot .My ortho doctor suggested to try Synvisc gel injection treatment. Just got Synvisc gel injection 24 hours ago. This injection was little more painful compare to corticosteroid shot but able to walk to parking lot and my wife drove me back to home. I am already feeling lot better"

   
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Jash Patel September 8, 2017

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): "I have arthritis in my knee. I had so much pain I walked with a heavy limp. I just turned 51. I don't want to have a knee replacement so I tried steroid injections, didn't work. I was recommended synvisc injections and It gave me relief along with 1200 mg. Fresh health care pure turmeric with bioperine. Amazon sells 3 mo. supply for $20. Mix 2 caps (broke open of course) with olive oil, enough to bind it and take it that way for max obsorbtion. That stuff is amazing with the injection I can do what I want most of the time."

   
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Tfryman (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 28, 2017

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): "I have been reading the reviews and I'm wondering if I got the same meds as, the folks who wrote these reviews. I got the shots in both, knees, not a numbing shot before the Synvis., Before shots it was very painful to even walk, needed a cane for some stability. The night of the first shots my knees we're tender but when my feet hit the floor the next morning I could not believe it. No pain, felt great. My Dr. Said that was very unusual. Pain subsides, over time not immediately. Received the series of 3 shots 4 years, ago this month. My knees are not as good as they were when I first got the shots but they are still better than before the shots. My doctor is surprised with results .I would advise anyone to go for the synvis injections."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 25, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "I just got the injection at 4:30. It is now 6 PM and I can not walk on my leg. My side of my thigh hurts. The nurse took me to my car in a wheelchair because I could not walk. She said she has never seen anyone react that way. People get the injection and walk out. Not me. I will never get that injection again. The pain afterwards was horrible"

Veh August 22, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "I am experiencing more pain 2 weeks post injection than I had prior to it. I have a great deal of stiffness. My knee is locked up and when walking will buckle under me. The injections are very painful, and the doctor must have irritated a nerve, because I'd have severe pain at the injection site from just brushing touch. Never, ever again!"

   
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Pssdandinpain (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "After suffering acute hip pain ,femer odema, shock wave therapy,MRI scans revealed loss of cartilage and some arthritis ,I had a cortizone injection which worked for 2 weeks and back to 10/10 pain .I had the Synvisc-one injection which was very painful and had no effect for 4 weeks after which every day mobility improved and pain free movement ,with regular physiotherapy the mobility continues to improve every day after the treatment 4 months ago and I hope the results continue .100% recommend the product ,thanks so much for my improved quality of life ."

   
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Snowy198316 August 2, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "Had my first injection of Syn-visc 1 yesterday and have first total relief from knee pain in 10 years. The injection was not as painful as my cortisone injections. Hope I can stay pain free for a long time."

   
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Anonymous July 30, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "2nd Shot of Synvisc in 8 months. I had worse knee pain and discomfort and develop severe muscle hip pain. A $1000 a shot!! I feel that originally I had minimal relief but feel that this drug is overrated. I had to have a Cortisone shot which gave me comfort and relief from severe pain and it was only $20! If need be I can get one every (3) months but most people will receive the injection every (6) months. A new drug is going to be released soon after it's trial and it is called Ampe. I am hoping that it will be successful. No one wants to get their knee replaced and it is a final result . . ."

audio217 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 11, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "After making the mistake of reading reviews of this treatment on a few sites - I felt I had to share my experience. What I had read scared me and made me pretty anxious. First off - about me. Mid 50s - way overweight and the knee I was working with had torn cartilage removed in late 80s. Didn't work. Now bone on bone and it crunches when I bend or move it wrong way I had the Synvisc 1 treatment 2 days ago and it started with a needle for the freezing. Then a needle for the steroid. Finally the S1. When it was done, I felt good - no pain or anything so I attributed that maybe to the freezing. Pain is now almost gone - very little bone crunching. GP said 2-3 wks for full potential. Cant wait. I recommend but every individual is different"

   
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Canada Fat Guy (taken for less than 1 month) July 1, 2017

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): "For anyone considering SYNVISC, I'd like to share that I've had both knees done twice & will continue to have the injections. Some background: I'm 59 yrs old, 5'6", approx 175lbs. The first time I had SYNVISC injects. (in both knees), it took about 5 weeks to experience the full benefits, but once it "kicked in," there was ZERO pain & complete fluid mobility! For almost a year, my knees felt "brand new!" I've recently had a second set of injections (both knees) and although there has been a bit more to pain in the recovery, each day there is definite improvement. I must caution anyone who gets these injections not to panic if there is noticable pain initially after the injections. Take it easy. It gets better!"

   
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MetacommGal June 29, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "I received the synvisc one injection 3 months ago, it did not help my pain ,it causes me more pain and suffering. I barely can walk or sleep. The back of my knee after waking up to start my day, I can't bend my knee without extremely pain. A week after injection I had started dragging my leg because the pain is unbearable. How can I have this injection removed from my knee. I can't live with this very very very very bad pain from the synvisc one injection. the back and front of my knee is agony."

   
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I don't have a nickname June 25, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "I'm not entirely sure which Synvisc injection I just received in both knees, perhaps Synvisc-One as the physician said it could provide pain relief for up to 6 months... I was, periodically, taking Ibuprofen when my knee pain flared up. Anyway, immediately after he injected both knees they felt much better. I thought, maybe, there was some type of Novocaine combined with the injection, but I think the pain relief was most likely just the Synvisc. It's now been almost 48 hours since the injections and I would say my pain reduced dramatically and immediately. I hope it does last for up to 6 months. Your "mileage" may vary, but I hope it works as well for you as it seems to be doing for me. -Nat-"

   
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Anonymous June 24, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "I had this injection, and I am now very crippled. The pain is intense. I cannot recommend this treatment. I wish I had never done it. Insult to injury it is expensive, and I am stuck paying for it."

Sierrafox (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 24, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "I had my first Synvisc-One injections in both knees 4 weeks ago. Had the recheck with the Ortho today. Pain improvement took 3 days. Some mild heat and swelling the day after but didn't last long. Injection site was a bit painful for about 3/4 days but completely tolerable. The Dr's projection is that I should get 6 months out of. These injections help me tremendously! My knees aren't 100% but never will be again anyway. My mobility and pain level improvement is easily 60% if not a bit more. I'm thrilled! Ortho specialist has recommended bicycle or eliptical as appropriate exercise. Very happy there has been this much improvement in such a short time!"

jamaicaluvin (taken for less than 1 month) June 23, 2017

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): "I dose injection yesterday. Severe pain last night and today. Nausea and chills"

   
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Happyretired June 8, 2017

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "I have had one problem since I was 10. Patella dislocations. I am 43 and had a partial knee replacement already. They knew that had not had any surgeries and recieved the SYNVISC shot. The worst pain ever. Someone had to hold my leg. I could barely stand and limped in horrible pain. My leg has a big bruise and knot where the shot was administered and the pain had been the same. Praying the pain subsides but I don't have months to wait for relief.I don't think I'll be getting another. The pain had me crying on the bus ride home and I have a high pain tolerance."

Busy Bronx Gamma (taken for less than 1 month) June 3, 2017

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