• Has anyone taken SYNVISC ONE (Hylan G-F 20) for osteoarthritis?

    Asked by nancyjac on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Has anyone taken SYNVISC ONE (Hylan G-F 20) for osteoarthritis?

    Right about the time of my bilateral mastectomy in April, I developed osteoarthritis in one knee. I already had osteopenia before this cancer diagnosis. I am now on an AI so I am concerned about further decline in bone density. I need to be consistently doing weight bearing exercise for my bone density but the pain in my knee is keeping me from that. I had a cortisone shot in July and it was great, but lasted less than 2 months and orthopedist said I can't get the shots that often. NSAIDs just aren't cutting it and I don't like the idea of being on NSASIDs 24/7 long term. Has anyone had the SYNVISC ONE shot for knee arthritis and if so how effective was it for pain and how long did it last?

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    • busymom0413's Avatar

      I don't know if it is the same thing but I had a series of Synvisc shots about 2 years ago. I got one a week I think. It lasted for a while maybe 6 months. It is worth a try. I know knee pain is aweful and keeps us from so many things. Good luck

      over 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Hi Busy Mom, yes it is the same thing, but now the company has come out with one that only requires one injection. Are you still getting the injections periodically? Had you ever had cortisone injections? One of the things I would like to know is if there is a correlation between how long the cortisone lasted and how long the Synvisc lasted. For me the cortison only lasted not even quite 2 months.

      over 8 years ago
    • JudyS's Avatar

      Hi Nancyjac,

      I have osteoarthritis in my knees also and have had mulitple steriod injections into 1 knee prior to having surgery to repair a torn meniscus(sp) which helped immensely. If you do get these injections and they help, please let me know.

      over 8 years ago
    • helliehere's Avatar

      I had a similar injections for my knee. Unfortunately, they didn't help with my knee pain. I recently had another arthroscopy which showed bone on bone. He fixed the torn meniscus, but remains painful. I am facing a knee replacement now. I did have arthritis in this knee before chemo but nothing like this. Also, the other knee never hurt before chemo but does now. Sometimes I feel like an old lady. I want to ask my doctor about a bone scan prior to surgery, but am feeling like a hypochondriac.

      over 8 years ago

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