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Old May 12th, 2012, 08:02 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever had these done?

I had my acl repaired in 2007, and have had 3 surgeries since then to clean out the scar tissue and arthritis that has built up in my knee.

My last one was in Feb of 2012 and the Dr said it looked terrible in there, he shaved off all the loose cartilage and the scar tissue and arthritis.

Well I had to wait 3 months per the insurance company to start the round of 3 injections. I am going in next week for my first one, but my knee feels like it did pre-op, and I have read that these injections are only a temporary fix, to basically lubricate the joint.

Just wondering if anyone has had them and if they work? If not the Dr said I will need a new knee, but I am only 37 so he said they like to hold out as long as they can before they do it because they are supposed to only last 25 years or so??

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Old May 12th, 2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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Knee injections can be several different things. The only two I know of (I'm sure there are more) are hyaluronan (synthetic knee juice) to 'lube up the knee joint' and steroid injections to reduce swelling and promote faster healing times. Both can buy you more time before a joint replacement. I don't know about the hyaluronan, but with steroids you can get them more than 3 times but sometimes they can do more damage than good.

just my little bit of info. Sorry I've never had experience with this personally.
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the steroid injections can suck if you have the worng doc that does it it's a big ass needle they jam in your knee for me they only flet better for about 2 weeks an back to the same old pain. good luck
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hyaluronan (synthetic knee juice)

This is what I am getting, I have had steroid Injections in this knee before and they help for about a week.
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the good stuff is made from rooster combs. when I had my bad knee I was getting a steroid and 5 shots of the chicken juice. the lube goes in once a week for 5 weeks. it soaks into the tissue letting it move easier. However.... if your knee is toast like mine was it does very little. mine was gone to the point I needed a new knee. I have that now and its working well. I can recommend a guy if you needed him. he is top notch for knee replacements
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hyaluronan (synthetic knee juice)

This is what I am getting, I have had steroid Injections in this knee before and they help for about a week.

may want to ask about Synvisc http://www.synviscone.com/
before you do anything else. it's suppose to work wonders for knee issues. I tried it for my shoulder, but it's so far gone that it didn't do anything and it's getting replaced this thursday.

one of the other reasons it might not have worked for me is that the shoulder joint is vertical and the injection probably didn't stay inside the joint good enough. the knee is horizontal and seems to stay there quite well.

the synvisc was 3 shots total and seems to last a far amount of time (people report up to a year).

found this with a quick search for ya
Generic Name- Brand Name
hylan G-F 20- Synvisc
hyaluronate- Euflexxa, Hyalgan, Orthovisc, Supartz


good luck with whatever you decide. it didn't work for me, but many people claim it's awesome for knee issues.
I've got a long road ahead of me, but it's necessary. hopefully this works well for ya for a while.
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