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

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Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
11/2/2011 1:11:18 PM

Reviewer: Grammylu, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have osteoarthritis in both knees. The doctor tried cortisone which was helpful for a couple of weeks, but now I am on my second injection of orthovisc and can't tell much yet. I want to point out that my doctor says if you hit a nerve with the needle it can be painful. So far, no big deal. Still stiff, but praying this will work after the remainder of the shots. I seem to have more flexib ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
10/28/2011 1:09:00 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
20 -year-old water skiing injury tore mesicus cartilage, more acute pain in past two months. Received 3 Orthovisc injections, not much relief. Am following up with icing 8 hrs per day, cortisone shot today. Cannot take NSAIDs. Being told knee replacement when the pain becomes unbearable. I'd like to hold that off as long as possible. i week since last orthovisc, Dr. says I can begin swim ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
10/20/2011 10:16:38 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am 52 years old and my left knee has been bothering me for years, probably due to fracturing my tibia plateau and also tearing my patella. I had surgery to repair the tear but got little relief. I am now on my 3rd out of 4 shots of Orthovisc and could not be happier with the results. I am virtually pain free and actually look forward to getting my shots every week. The lidocaine shot stings a bi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
10/16/2011 8:47:06 PM

Reviewer: sparkyd06, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
It is over two weeks since my final (third) injection. My knee is better but is still not quite right. I am very careful in what I do so as not to irritate it.

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
10/16/2011 1:17:35 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've had two shots so far, 2 more to go. I want to mention that my dr. uses an exray machine to locate the knee joint so the medicine goes in correctly. Anyone else get that kind of treatment. My knee is starting to feel a little better. I lay on a table thats has a exray machine in it. Then he has another machine he puts on top of my knee to see where to put the needle. That is the most ... Show Full Comment

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