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Old 08-04-2022, 07:35 AM
 
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80 upgrade old Patient with severe osteoarthritis in left knee was approved for Orthovisc injection, 4 times, once a week

Patient has doubts due to his negative interaction with the Board Certified Knee Dr and his short staffed (and short tempered office)

Did research on Orthovisc on internet and found negative reviews.

Of course if person has positive results, they don’t post it on the Internet.

But one recurring theme across different forums was that if osteoarthritis is very severe there is low chance the knee injection will help

Patient cannot get knee replacement till he gets TAVR for severe aortic stenosis

Please tell me what are good questions to ask Knee Dr. Are these good questions. Please comment.

1. Since osteoarthritis is so severe, how successful will knee injection be?

2. Why not have single injection, Synvisc-One rather than 4 injections of Orthovisc?

3. Will you personally perform the injection? How will you guide the needle, through ultrasound?

4. Will you personally be accessible during the weeks after the shot in case if any reaction!
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Old 08-04-2022, 12:38 PM
 
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80 upgrade old Patient with severe osteoarthritis in left knee was approved for Orthovisc injection, 4 times, once a week

Patient has doubts due to his negative interaction with the Board Certified Knee Dr and his short staffed (and short tempered office)

Did research on Orthovisc on internet and found negative reviews.

Of course if person has positive results, they don’t post it on the Internet.

But one recurring theme across different forums was that if osteoarthritis is very severe there is low chance the knee injection will help

Patient cannot get knee replacement till he gets TAVR for severe aortic stenosis

Please tell me what are good questions to ask Knee Dr. Are these good questions. Please comment.

1. Since osteoarthritis is so severe, how successful will knee injection be?

2. Why not have single injection, Synvisc-One rather than 4 injections of Orthovisc?

3. Will you personally perform the injection? How will you guide the needle, through ultrasound?

4. Will you personally be accessible during the weeks after the shot in case if any reaction!
What reading has he done about this drug and procedure? If he hasn't done any, he should. His reading may help him generate a list of questions for himself. No one here is your uncle so no one here can hand you a list of what he should ask. What might end up concerning him about the entire topic may not concern someone else. Or vice versa. Because he has another potentially serious medical condition, he should also ask the doctor treating him for it whether he has concerns about Orthovisc treatment.

https://www.drugs.com/orthovisc.html

https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-orthovisc-190164

FWIW, I doubt anyone can answer question 1 on your list. The doctor can give him an idea of the success rate in general, but no one can predict exactly what his experience will be.

FWIW, he may get more useful answers to his knee arthritis and Orthovisc questions posting them on a more focused forum. Here are two. There are others:

https://www.webmd.com/arthritis/default.htm

https://community.versusarthritis.or...rthritis-forum

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Old 08-05-2022, 05:36 AM
 
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What reading has he done about this drug and procedure? If he hasn't done any, he should. His reading may help him generate a list of questions for himself. No one here is your uncle so no one here can hand you a list of what he should ask. What might end up concerning him about the entire topic may not concern someone else. Or vice versa. Because he has another potentially serious medical condition, he should also ask the doctor treating him for it whether he has concerns about Orthovisc treatment.

https://www.drugs.com/orthovisc.html

https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-orthovisc-190164

FWIW, I doubt anyone can answer question 1 on your list. The doctor can give him an idea of the success rate in general, but no one can predict exactly what his experience will be.

FWIW, he may get more useful answers to his knee arthritis and Orthovisc questions posting them on a more focused forum. Here are two. There are others:

https://www.webmd.com/arthritis/default.htm

https://community.versusarthritis.or...rthritis-forum
Thank you

I will post on these threads and do research here.

I appreciate you patience in this
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