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    Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
    3/27/2016 1:12:49 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Have had first of three rounds of shots in both knees; cortisone shots were not helpful so looking for alternatives to knee replacement surgery. Shots were extremely painful when administered, and pain continued for several days, along with severe back pain. No improvement in knee functionality or pain yet, but hoping to achieve after third round of shots are administered.

    Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
    3/14/2016 7:30:58 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had #8 level pain in my left knee due to arthritis for a couple of months. Could barely get around. Cortisone and physical were not effective at all. Within a few hours of my first orthovisc injection, my knee improved. Within a few days, I didn't need NSAIDS anymore. Within a few weeks of my last injection - no pain at all and back to walking the hills with my dog. The shots are nothing in ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
    2/27/2016 4:31:52 AM

    Reviewer: Joykan, 35-44 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Being treated with it for the last 5 yrs, 8 bilateral sessions (3) each knee. Last 2 sessions have being very painful as the liquid is being injected. Moderate pain and discomfort last form 2-4 days. first 20 mins after injection is very painful now, not as 3 yrs ago. This treatment has postponed a bilateral TKR. Better when lidocaine is administered before the orthovysc.

    Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
    2/17/2016 5:55:59 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Used this with one of the best pain specialists ever. He said it has a much better effectiveness if you inject with help from an ultrasound machine. It ached a bit due to some swelling in my joint but it was like night and day after the first hour or two. Couldn't walk without it or without my pretty amazing doctor.

    Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
    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

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