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    Condition: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    3/11/2016 9:09:14 AM

    Reviewer: Nwall, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I have been receiving these shots for more than. 3 yrs with the last one being yesterday. With the exception on the one yesterday, I can say I have had very little side effects and the injection is good for around 6 mos. The injection I received yesterday has been causing severe pain to point I can not walk and the RT knee is severely swollen. Icing it regularly and ibuprofen not helping.

    Condition: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    1/13/2016 7:10:49 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    For the first 2 years of injections, I was pain free. Now I had another one and I have never been in so much pain in my life! I should've been in the hospital because I couldn't take care of myself. I couldn't walk without a walker and then it was still so painful I just cried and moaned. Painkiller didn't help, couldn't sleep, so much pain. Dr said after several injections thi ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    11/29/2015 2:17:31 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had my third Synvis shot on Nov 16 2015. My life is been a horrible ever since I have severe muscle cramps severe pain behind my knee sciatic nerve pain severe headaches and overall I have to say this is been a nightmare . My first shot was in early October then I waited four weeks my second shot was around November 1 and the last shot November 16 the pain I have now has pworsen after my surg ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    10/22/2015 3:13:32 PM

    Reviewer: Dissappointed in Synvisc, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had Synvisc injection in both knees, went home and iced my knees for 48 hours and was also careful to have minimum use for 48 hours. The shots did not help, my knees are more sore than before the injections and I have also had increasing muscle pain in my thigh, especially the back of my left thigh which had a large bruise after the shot. I feel that the doctor missed my joint and injected it in ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    8/27/2015 10:42:25 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    First series of injections 4+ years ago in both knees. Not 100% completely pain free, but significantly better than before injections. STill have some relief in right knee. Left knee relief lasted until about 6 months or so ago Started new series in left knee today, due to increased pain and decreased function from severe arthritis.

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