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Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
9/19/2014 6:23:38 PM

Reviewer: Bclo43, 65-74 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 am currently in the 4th month after having the 3 orthovisc injections.I had no side effects whatsoever.I had a scope done in 12/2012 on my right interior miniscus.Things were fine for about 15 months and then I gradually started having pain at the point of surgery.The injections were not too bad .For me, the injections were well worth the effort and cost.I had to pay $200.00. Prior to the inject ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
9/17/2014 9:27:15 PM

Reviewer: Bclo43, 65-74 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 am currently in the 4th month after having the 3 orthovisc injections.I had no side effects whatsoever.I had a scope done in 12/2012 on my right interior miniscus.Things were fine for about 15 months and then I gradually started having pain at the point of surgery.The injections were not too bad .For me, the injections were well worth the effort and cost.I had to pay $200.00. Prior to the inject ... Show Full Comment

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.

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