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Old 02-17-2018, 02:42 PM
 
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Have you had good results in receiving a Synvisc injection (often called rooster comb fluid) in your knee for osteoarthritis? It seems to work for some people, and not others.
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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Have you had good results in receiving a Synvisc injection (often called rooster comb fluid) in your knee for osteoarthritis? It seems to work for some people, and not others.
I had SynVisc some yrs ago and then yrs later tried Eufflexa (same stuff, diff mfg) and neither one did a thing for me. My gut tells what could help my knees but money is standing in my way. These "worthless" injections are covered by insurance and they don't work for most, I'd say, maybe for a short time but I can't speak for all of the ones who did them.
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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I have heard very mixed reviews of the injectables for joint problems.

From great to it did nothing at all.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:31 PM
 
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I have a 64 year old male friend who was in severe pain when trying to walk with osteoarthritis in his knee and major loss of cartilage. He had to curtail walking.

He had a 'rooster comb fluid' shot (not sure if Synvisc or Eufflexa) in October 2017 and his knee majorly improved so that the severe pain is gone when walking, and he can walk around almost like a normal person, and even goes on European trips all the time, which require lots of walking.

He is one of the biggest success stories of the injections which I have heard of.

I had one Synvisc injection about 9 years ago, and I think it helped for several months or maybe 6 months. And then I think a second shot later was less effective.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:57 PM
 
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As I understand it, these are given in 3 shot series. About 2 weeks apart thinking back when I had them.

Your friend sounds like an exception from all I've heard and my own experience.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:20 PM
 
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A person has a choice of one shot called Synvisc-One or a series of 3 shots called Synvisc. This is what was offered to my friend.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:22 PM
 
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A person has a choice of one shot called Synvisc-One or a series of 3 shots called Synvisc. This is what was offered to my friend.
Oh maybe that makes the difference, one whopping shot. I was NOT offered that yrs ago. How long has your friend been going with that one big shot? They are lubricants and do no healing per se.

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Old 02-18-2018, 02:18 AM
 
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They didn’t help me, I had a series of them. I had no cartilege left, was bone-on-bone, so that may be the reason. I did have joint replacement surgery and it was successful.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:47 AM
 
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I had the shots about 8 years ago and have not been back to the doctor since, with relatively minor pain. I had 2 shots, I believe. Before the round of shots, I did get a cortisone injection. I was told both knees were in bad shape, and the knee treated required replacement. I feel blessed to be on borrowed time.

I have a real fear of knee replacement surgery. I know of no one that has been a success story, unless they were at the 100% crippled status. One former boss has had 2 subsequent surgeries to get it right.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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I had the shots about 8 years ago and have not been back to the doctor since, with relatively minor pain. I had 2 shots, I believe. Before the round of shots, I did get a cortisone injection. I was told both knees were in bad shape, and the knee treated required replacement. I feel blessed to be on borrowed time.

I have a real fear of knee replacement surgery. I know of no one that has been a success story, unless they were at the 100% crippled status. One former boss has had 2 subsequent surgeries to get it right.
I still have cartlidge as I bend my knee good and even cycle it now more than ever, and I do believe the Cosamin DS I've posted in supplements is doing a good job now in 4th month. I fear knee replacement surgery so keep plugging along as I do. One person I know of from a friend supposedly did great with new knee parts as he was a major athlete that continued after surgery. I don't know how he's doing lately.
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