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    Condition: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    2/2/2016 4:58:48 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    My Doctor advised using Orthovisc after all other options did not help. He advised that using the Orthovisc the first time with a cortisone injection with decrease the chances of experiencing swelling, and other adverse reactions. I had my second injection today and I am very satisfied. First because although the first injection did have some swelling, my knees were already very painful so a bi ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    11/18/2015 2:52:41 PM

    Reviewer: KathyNYC2, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I have had the series of a number of times with modestly successful results - felt much less pain for maybe 6 weeks. The last time however...I felt better after the first shot, even better after the 2nd but that 2nd shot itself was extremely painful for the first time and my leg was a little stiff for the first day. The 3rd shot was even more painful and then as I was gong home, my entire leg blew ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    10/18/2015 3:14:06 PM

    Reviewer: Shelp53, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Had knee pain due to lack of cartilage from arthritis. After the 2nd injection pain was almost gone. after 3rdinjection no pain at all for almost 7 months. Was retreated and pain disappeared again. Kept getting treatment for over 2 years but my insurance will no longer cover the shots because they say it is not effective. Try telling that to my wife, an avid runner for 30 years who had to quit run ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    9/4/2015 5:59:45 PM

    Reviewer: WALTER, 75 or over Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I TOOK 2 INJECTIONS OF ORTHOVISC 1 WEEK APART. AFTER THE FIRST INJECTION I HAD ATRIAL FIBRILATION (AFIB) FOR A WEEK BUT DIDN'T WHAT IT WAS. AFTER THE SECOND INJECTION A WEEK LATER, I HAD AFIB THE FOLLOWING M0RNING WITH A HEART RATE OF 140 AND WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. NO ONE KNOWS IF THEY WILL GET AFIB FROM ORTHOVISC UNTIL THEY GET IT INJECTED AND THEN IT IS TOO LATE.

    Condition: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    8/23/2015 4:18:17 PM

    Reviewer: Happy Camper, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had left knee clean out surgery in 96 and 07, I'm 56 in great shape started orthovix 4 years ago on both knees after stiffness and some pain. I have it done at Kerlan Jobe the practice that does the Lakers and top sports stars in Los Angeles. Had it done 5 times 3 shots, 30 total, zero, zero pain from injection, the Doctor uses a freeze shot on the skin, and guides it in with ultrasound imag ... Show Full Comment

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