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Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
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

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
8/18/2015 10:19:45 AM

Reviewer: hardline, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am trying this as the final recommendation by my rheumatologist for knee pain due to Ehlers Danlos type 3. First shots were mildly discomforting, and provided about 3 days worth of relief. Just got second round, and it was significantly more painful than the first, I blacked out on the procedure table from the pain of injection on my right knee. We'll see if it provides any lasting benefi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
8/2/2015 12:01:25 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been housebound for 2 months now. I had my 3rd knee injection a week ago and I suffer pain and stiffness 24/7. My swelling on both knees (both sides of each knee) is about the size of a peach. Until I read webmd, I Had no idea that others are suffering. My doctor said orthovisc only works 60-70 % of the time but I was desparate to try it. I have had severe knee problems since February ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
6/27/2015 10:43:02 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Let me give you the key to helping Orthovisc work. Had 1 shot=no change 2nd shot=about 3 days after BOOM NO PAIN!!!! But all along I used the 360 GEL Sleeve made by Veridian Healthcare to ice it down. The best I've felt in 3 months. Also I used a tens unit knee wrap at night. It's a process. Give it time and a try. Hope this may help others and by the way I take no pain meds for my conditi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
6/19/2015 4:02:03 PM

Reviewer: Poohtig, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The night of my third injection, my knee swelled up the size of a basketball and I had to have emergency surgery to drain it and I am still not able to walk after 3 weeks.

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