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User Reviews for Hylan g-f 20

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6.4/10 Average Rating
131 Ratings with 141 User Reviews

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

   
10

Babynurse March 19, 2018

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"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): "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): "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): "Extremely helpful in reducing knee pain and inflammation."

Jlaney February 7, 2018

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

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

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Synvisc-One (hylan g-f 20): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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!!!"

   
1.0

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)."

   
7.0

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."

   
8.0

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

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