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Old 08-10-2011, 05:44 AM   #28
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Re: Synvisc injections

I did have one orthopedic knee surgeon I saw who said he couldn't get Synvisc approved. I changed knee doctors (his preactice was Sports Med based and my problems were way beyond that) and relayed to the new doc that it wasn't approved. The new doc said he nearly always wins when requested coverage and he did! Ironically I didn't feel like I clicked with that doctor and he would not consider TKR. I found a new knee surgeon, with a great reputation, who is more concerned with function and symptoms than age and since Synvisc didn't work I was a TKR candidate. Thus TKR scheduled 9/28.
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