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User Reviews for Sodium hyaluronate to treat Osteoarthritis

Also known as: Euflexxa, Supartz, Hyalgan, Durolane, Gelsyn-3, Supartz FX

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Sodium hyaluronate Rating Summary

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6.2/10 Average Rating
260 Ratings with 285 User Reviews

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Reviews for Sodium hyaluronate

Donuts · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 15, 2019

Euflexxa (sodium hyaluronate): "I am an 81 yr old female and had a right total knee replacement 13 yrs ago. Began having increasing pain in left knee several months ago. Completed Euflexxa injections last week and have had a very good response. Occasional discomfort but mobility is much better and my quality of life is greatly improved as my goal is to remain as active as possible for as long as possible."

9.0
   
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 9, 2019

Gelsyn-3 (sodium hyaluronate): "I have been getting Gelsyn 3 every 6 months for 2 years. They work great for me and I can play tennis and workout pain free! They are a God send!"

10
   
Dee September 4, 2019

Durolane (sodium hyaluronate): "I received this Durloane shot in both knees. The shot itself was excruciating! The pain afterwards is unbearable. I have tried pain pills , heating pad and ice and no relief. I don’t know how to even describe the pain maybe to say it feels like someone took a sledgehammer to both knees! I have had the Synvisc 1 shots 4 times (?insurance would only pay for Durolane this time) and NEVER experienced anything close to this! DO NOT GET DURALANE SHOTS!"

1.0
   
Tom September 3, 2019

Durolane (sodium hyaluronate): "Had a injection in both knees. Pain came in periods, however was able to go for a bicycle ride. Then pain disappears then will come back again till I exercise. Only two weeks after the injection. I will give it a couple of months before finalizing drug."

6.0
   
Sandi · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 2, 2019

Euflexxa (sodium hyaluronate): "Started Euflexxa over 5 yrs ago for bone on bone in both knees. Have series of three weekly injections twice a year. I walk every day and do Zumba twice a week. I have absolutely no pain with the injections (my doctor knows what he is doing) and have been relatively pain free. I am a 73 yr old female."

10
   
Anonymous September 1, 2019

Euflexxa (sodium hyaluronate): "Lasted me 18 months first time and 14 months second time."

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SUZE · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 31, 2019

Euflexxa (sodium hyaluronate): "Euflexa works very well for me. I only have to have injections about one every 8 or 9 months."

10
   
Middy · Taken for less than 1 month August 22, 2019

Hyalgan (sodium hyaluronate): "I'm about to receive my 4th injection in a few days. I've been dealing with severe pain and swelling for years. I've tried cortisone shots but only had a small amount of relief for a very short time. I tried physical therapy and was told after a few months that It's just not progressing towards anything and should see an orthopedic surgeon. He suggested these injections. After 3 weeks I feel like I'm so much worse. More pain, more swelling, and I can't even straighten my leg all the way. It like a stabbing pop and it just locks with nothing but pain. They're saying to go through with the last 2 injections and maybe after 8 weeks I'll feel some relief. I can't imagine this getting better. This pain is unreal."

1.0
   
nightnursejay · Taken for less than 1 month August 15, 2019

Gelsyn-3 (sodium hyaluronate): "I am on my 2nd injection of Gelsyn-3 and the pain is gone but my knees feel wobbly, like my kneecaps are rolling around. I am going to take the 3rd injection and subsequent injections as needed along with the Kenalog injections every 3 months. In the meanwhile, I am gonna work on losing the extra 33lbs I gained because that is when the knee pain started."

8.0
   
Mollie Brown · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 9, 2019

Supartz (sodium hyaluronate): "This is my second year of using Supartz. So far, it is working. I refused to get a knee replacement, and looked for other options and this came up. I know it does not work for everyone. I combined it with weight loss and exercise of the upper thighs of the leg, as well as a cortisone shot every three months. I will keep doing this until they come up with something other than full knee replacement as long as it works. The weight loss was really helpful. Just 25 lbs, but it made a difference."

10
   
Sue · Taken for less than 1 month August 6, 2019

Euflexxa (sodium hyaluronate): "Finished up my 3 rounds euflexxa shots 2 weeks ago on both knees. Both knees have no cartilage but only one with severe arthritis (left.) Have had cortisone shots which first worked well (I am jogger). When the cortisone started wearing off after a shorter time, dr. recommended euflexxa. The injection was very painful and almost didn't go back. I shouldn't have gone back, for now, I can't even jog anymore. Before I could run with some pain but now it's unbearable. I am very active, exercising 5 days a week and now it's extremely difficult. I will never do this again."

3.0
   
Mag August 6, 2019

Euflexxa (sodium hyaluronate): "I had a total knee replacement, right knee, 15 months ago with terrible results. Now my left knee is painful due to arthritis. Dr will not due another knee replacement due to results of first one. Suggested Euflexxa series of three shots. They were somewhat painful during injections. After first two shots felt a little better. Now one week after third shot I have terrible muscle spasms in my back and sciatica on both sides. Painful standing for any amount of time. Had a bad headache for two days. Taking Tramadol for the pain. I am allergic to cortisone so that is not an option. I had torn miniscus repair in both knees years ago. Will not do any more Euflexxa shots as I probably have sensitivity to that as well. Glad it worked for some of you but there is no way to know if it will work it is a chance you take."

3.0
   
Frances August 6, 2019

Durolane (sodium hyaluronate): "I had my first Durolane injection in Dec 2018. I am trying to avoid a knee replacement as I am only 53 years old. I have bone on bone in the medial aspect of my knee. I had 8 months of relief that has been amazing. The first 2 weeks I seemed to be in more pain and felt like I shouldn’t have had the injection. Then it settled down and I have lived pain free and active until 2 weeks ago. I have ended up needing crutches so I decided to have another Durolane injection . I just had another injection today and I know the next week or so may be a bit worse but I can’t wait to be pain free again. In Australia your private health insurance will cover $300 for the procedure . Will keep having these until I eventually decide on the replacement ."

10
   
Candie August 4, 2019

Gelsyn-3 (sodium hyaluronate): "I had my first Gelsyn 3 shot 8-2-2019. I use a cane to walk. I know I had bad headache, nausea and body hurt, didn't feel like eating. My knee has no relief at all yet. Knee replacement last option. I pray by the 2nd injection it will improve."

Nurse K · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 2, 2019

Hyalgan (sodium hyaluronate): "This stuff is wonderful!!! I had got to the point I could barely pull my 12 hours shifts at work because my right knee would be in so much pain after only a couple of hours. My doctor suggested Hyalgan injections because I totally oppose knee surgery if at all possible, seen too many complications. After my second injection, my knee hurt very little and after the third I have had no pain at all!!!!. I am totally impressed. I have four more years to walk these halls and I hope it will get me through!"

10
   
Jackie · Taken for less than 1 month July 30, 2019

Euflexxa (sodium hyaluronate): "Just finished up with my first series of three shots of Euflexxa for OA. It worked great so far. I have no more pain or swelling in the knee. I am glad I tried the shots and will get them again if I need them."

10
   
InSeverePain · Taken for less than 1 month July 27, 2019

Durolane (sodium hyaluronate): "Me again, it’s been almost 3 weeks and still no change! I filed a complaint with Durolane and the FDA, yet no one reaches out to me. I can barely walk, and I’m in SEVERE pain around the clock from these injections. They have ruined the quality of my life! I was hiking and cycling prior to injections, but had knee pain. Now, my legs are so stiff I cannot even bend them enough to do a peddle rotation on my bike! DO NOT GET THESE HORRIBLE INJECTIONS!"

1.0
   
Rita · Taken for less than 1 month July 18, 2019

Gelsyn-3 (sodium hyaluronate): "I have bone spurs and osteoarthritis in my left knee. I am a candidate for a total replacement, however, I am trying to postpone surgery for as long as I can. My doctor recommended the 3-shot series. I had my first one yesterday. I have not had any side effects from it other than a little soreness where it was injected. I am hopeful that this will buy me some time."

10
   
G25 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 16, 2019

Euflexxa (sodium hyaluronate): "Female, 66 years old, OA both knees. Got no relief from cortisone injections so doc recommended Euflexxa. 1st injection was painful, and no relief noted. 2nd was more painful, and instead of relief, joint pain was worse. 3rd injection was very painful, and I am now at 3 weeks after the last injection and I’m feeling worse than before I started this. Joint pain in hips and knees, pain in calves down to ankles - getting worse everyday. I was really hoping that this would be beneficial and be able to avoid surgery. I see the doc again in 2 weeks to discuss what’s next. I won’t do this again."

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Suz · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 1, 2019

Supartz (sodium hyaluronate): "I had five injections into one of my knees and started seeing near immediate Baby step results and by the fifth injection my knee was extremely happy. I would give it a good 95% at this very early stage. Ready to start my other knee."

10
   
Sarge · Taken for less than 1 month June 27, 2019

Euflexxa (sodium hyaluronate): "62 years old male. Meniscus surgery on right knee 6 years ago. Started bothering me again. Several cortisone injections that worked well for short periods. Had my first Euflexxa injection last week. Pain is almost gone. I know this is a short term review. I get my second injection today and another a week later. Hoping for longer term relief. So far it's working."

10
   
Ski nut June 21, 2019

Durolane (sodium hyaluronate): "I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees, I am bone on bone. I ski often and last year I noticed my left knee hurt when skiing hard. I talked to my orthopedic surgeon and she mentioned Durolane as being expensive but showing some slightly better results than the other HA injectable. So, I got one dose at a French pharmacy for $ 340 ( $ 900 in the USA) and my surgeon injected it mid February 2019. I took it easy for two weeks. I had no issues during and after the injection. When I skied in March and April I never felt the shooting pain in my left knee once. Walking down stairs or hiking down steep hills I feel no pain. I am writing this June 21. I will get two doses in September in France and have an injection done November 1. It worked for me but I mostly had pain when skiing and hiking. I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees but I do not experience the pain I should so perhaps I am not a good example for the effectiveness of Durolane?"

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Geega · Taken for less than 1 month June 21, 2019

Durolane (sodium hyaluronate): "Had injection in both knees the right is doing well able to bend without difficulty. The left is in so much pain and discomfort cannot walk on it or bend it without pain. Going to the bathroom is discomfortable. The injection of fluid was so painful screamed and not able to walk for awhile afterwards. It is 24 hours after injection and think a replacement would have been better. The insert states no weight bearing or walking for more then an hour at a time definitely follow that and ice help to numb the pain. Finding a comfortable position is very difficult as well."

1.0
   
Unsatisfied June 19, 2019

Durolane (sodium hyaluronate): "Had Durolane injection June 13, 2019 in hips. Came out the Doctors worse than when I went in. Extreme pain and discomfort. Taking Naproxen regularly with no relief. Can barely walk and has worsen my quality of life. I would not do it again and would not recommend it. Very expensive as well not covered by insurance."

1.0
   
Very Pleased · Taken for less than 1 month June 11, 2019

Euflexxa (sodium hyaluronate): "I am 66 years old, with bone-on-bone arthritis in my left knee. I had mild discomfort walking, and it took away my favorite activity, walking two or three miles a day. Euflexxa has worked great for me. I asked the doctor if I should return in six months for another series of injections, and he said not necessarily. He said for the patients Euflexxa works for, it tends to work very well and be long-lasting. And hopefully in a few years regenerated cartilage will make knee replacement surgery a thing of the past."

9.0
   

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