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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of ORTHOVISC IAtc.

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141 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
8/31/2014 5:24:10 PM

Reviewer: JustTim, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm 60 years old and have osteoarthritis in one knee which I was told was the result of knee ligament surgery many years ago after a skiing accident. I had the three injections several months ago. My knee was so painful with osteoarthritis I could hardly walk. I'm now doing a 2-mile walk up and down steep hills carrying an 80# backpack as a daily exercise. I had worked from 15# up to 65# p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
7/22/2014 12:21:57 PM

Reviewer: Erin, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am 45 yrs old and have been getting Orthovisc (and sometimes Synvisc) shots for over 10+ years with EXCELLENT results. The effectiveness of a shot series lasts approx 1.5 years. To date I have not had any side effects other than tenderness at the shot site which is helped by 1-2 days of on\off icing (2-3 times\day).

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
7/21/2014 2:13:16 AM

Reviewer: Lisa, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It's been almost three weeks after my third injection and I've had no relief of pain. Today it felt worse than it has in a month, with new stiffness and aching on top of normal pain. I'm not sure what's next, as I have very mild arthritis and a few very small bone spurs, no tears, etc. I have stumped the doctors. Go me.

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
7/14/2014 2:56:21 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am 58 year old female. I have been very active up until 9months ago when i tore my meniscus due arthitis moderate arthritis. unable to take pain medication or non steroidoils.I had a knee debriedment took 2 months to go back to work.then I had steroid injections with some relief in pain for a few weeks. It is now 5months since my surgical debriedmentstill having pain. First injection went well d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
7/13/2014 2:16:06 PM

Reviewer: evelyn, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
very painful after the third injection .when the Dr. was injecting the ortho visck I almost fainted ,lots of blood ,and the next day black and blue.the injection worsen my pain,maybe was not injected properly.

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