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    Old 07-29-2019, 11:20 AM   #1
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    Synvisc One for the knee

    I had a SynviscOne shot in each of my knees 2.5 weeks ago. It helped for my right knee but not much for my left. Is 2.5 weeks too soon to tell? I'm ready to say yes to a knee replacement, this hurts so much.

     
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    Old 08-12-2019, 09:27 AM   #2
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    Re: Synvisc One for the knee

    My wife had SynviscOne in both knees on May 28th. After about two days her knees felt much better and they are still feeling much better. But, we are retired and she doesn't work so she can pamper her knees with rest and frequent icing. Also, she hopes to get cortisone knee shots in November prior to a trip, and then hopes to get SynviscOne again every six months.

    Sorry about your knee pain. I wish that you had better results in both knees!
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    Old 08-12-2019, 09:52 AM   #3
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    Re: Synvisc One for the knee

    Retired here also. Pain is a little less but not back to normal. Will the Dr's let you get SynviscOne every 6 months? Heck, sounds like a plan for me.

     
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    Old 08-12-2019, 12:20 PM   #4
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    Re: Synvisc One for the knee

    Medicare covers SynviscOne every six months. In between the six month injections, my wife's medical professionals suggest having cortisone shots in her knees as the SynviscOne becomes less effective.

    From our research we feel that the SynviscOne injections have to be extremely precise in where they are injected or they can actually cause more pain and not be effective. We get this opinion from reading the many feedbacks about Synvisc and Euflexxa failures.

    My wife's right knee is worse than her left knee, but the SynviscOne helps both knees. In between the SynviscOne injections, the cortisone shots help quite a bit!

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    Old 08-12-2019, 01:31 PM   #5
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    Re: Synvisc One for the knee

    This is great news! I'll be on Medicare in about 10 months. Thank you for this info. Very much appreciated.

     
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    Old 12-28-2019, 07:28 AM   #6
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    Re: Synvisc One for the knee

    Wife, 74, has severe Bilateral primary osteoarthritis of her knees. She had been on Euflexxa, three shots over three weeks, every six months, for the past few years with excellent results, except that, after about 4 months her pain would start to get worse.

    We switched insurance and the new insurance insisted on Synvisc or Synvisc One. She went into the Clinic last May and got the single Synvisc One injection. The Physicians Assistant (PA) had a trainee with her and explained that you have to feel for the soft spot adjacent to the knee cap to determine where to inject. My wife felt more pressure than she had experienced with the Euflexxa, and a little soreness, but almost no pain. She felt better after the injection and was able to walk out of the hospital and return home no more than the normal discomfort.

    After six months the Synvisc One was still giving her significant relief! The stuff was still working after six months! Goodness! She was due for another injection. About two weeks ago she received her single injection with Synvisc One from the same competent, effective medical professional. We feel fortunate in having a Physicians Assistant (PA) who knows how to properly inject the Synvisc One. She is really happy with the results! It gives us hope that the severe osteoarthritis in her knees won't result in a TKR for some time to come!
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    Re: Synvisc One for the knee

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    Wife, 74, has severe Bilateral primary osteoarthritis of her knees. She had been on Euflexxa, three shots over three weeks, every six months, for the past few years with excellent results, except that, after about 4 months her pain would start to get worse.

    We switched insurance and the new insurance insisted on Synvisc or Synvisc One. She went into the Clinic last May and got the single Synvisc One injection. The Physicians Assistant (PA) had a trainee with her and explained that you have to feel for the soft spot adjacent to the knee cap to determine where to inject. My wife felt more pressure than she had experienced with the Euflexxa, and a little soreness, but almost no pain. She felt better after the injection and was able to walk out of the hospital and return home no more than the normal discomfort.

    After six months the Synvisc One was still giving her significant relief! The stuff was still working after six months! Goodness! She was due for another injection. About two weeks ago she received her single injection with Synvisc One from the same competent, effective medical professional. We feel fortunate in having a Physicians Assistant (PA) who knows how to properly inject the Synvisc One. She is really happy with the results! It gives us hope that the severe osteoarthritis in her knees won't result in a TKR for some time to come!
    Great news for your wife. Mine didn't work. I had a knee replacement 12/19. Not fun recovering. Ugh.

     
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    Re: Synvisc One for the knee

    You must have been in a lot of pain to consider a TKR. I hope your new knee works great and becomes pain free!

    That has had to be a nasty experience, especially since you have painful problems with your other knee. I hope you have someone around to help, otherwise it could be a real nightmare!

    Are you able to sleep?

    Are you allowed to put any weight on it yet?

    Regards, and best of luck and recovery! Bob
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    Old 12-28-2019, 12:35 PM   #9
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    Re: Synvisc One for the knee

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    You must have been in a lot of pain to consider a TKR. I hope your new knee works great and becomes pain free!

    That has had to be a nasty experience, especially since you have painful problems with your other knee. I hope you have someone around to help, otherwise it could be a real nightmare!

    Are you able to sleep?

    Are you allowed to put any weight on it yet?

    Regards, and best of luck and recovery! Bob
    It's been very painful. I can only sleep a few hours at a time right now going from bed to recliner all night. PT is very hard. Weight baring hurts without pain meds at this time. Thanks for your concern. All the best.

     
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    Lady221: When both the cortisone shots and the Synvisc stopped working for me, I had both knees replaced back in 2018. Recover IS very painful, but you really have to do the PT, or you won't have a good recovery. Even if you're off the heavy-duty pain meds now, you can still take Xtra strength Tylenol, and it will definitely help if you take it about 30-45 minutes before PT, and again before bed. Within another couple of weeks, or maybe even less, you should be able to sleep comfortably without any meds. You're only at the 10-day mark post-surgery. Believe me, it does get better!

     
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    Old 12-29-2019, 07:23 PM   #11
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    Lady221: When both the cortisone shots and the Synvisc stopped working for me, I had both knees replaced back in 2018. Recover IS very painful, but you really have to do the PT, or you won't have a good recovery. Even if you're off the heavy-duty pain meds now, you can still take Xtra strength Tylenol, and it will definitely help if you take it about 30-45 minutes before PT, and again before bed. Within another couple of weeks, or maybe even less, you should be able to sleep comfortably without any meds. You're only at the 10-day mark post-surgery. Believe me, it does get better!
    Thanks for the wonderful words of hope. This isn't easy that is for sure. I'm finishing up home PT this week and starting outpatient PT a few days later. I'm on gabapentin and meloxicam. They are killing my gut/digestion. I was only given 14 or so pills so I'm going for it anyway. Tylenol next for sure. Thanks

     
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    Re: Synvisc One for the knee

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    Thanks for the wonderful words of hope. This isn't easy that is for sure. I'm finishing up home PT this week and starting outpatient PT a few days later. I'm on gabapentin and meloxicam. They are killing my gut/digestion. I was only given 14 or so pills so I'm going for it anyway. Tylenol next for sure. Thanks
    I saw your other post and answered that one, too. Can't believe you didn't take the hydrocodone...you are one VERY brave woman, that's for sure! Seriously, pain management is what gives you the ability to get through the PT and on to a really good recovery, so don't be a martyr...you won't have to take meds for that long, but if you don't really, really, work the PT hard, the recovery won't be as good.

    Have a happy New Year, and look forward to being out of pain within another few weeks!

     
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