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Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
1/6/2015 10:19:55 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am writing this review in hopes that it will help anyone who is considering this treatment. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and a torn meniscus over seven months ago. My life has come to a complete halt due to the lack of use in my knee and constant pain. My doctor has drained my knee four times and had given me two shots of steroid . He then recommended the Orthovisc as nothing gave me ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Knee Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function
1/2/2015 11:55:20 AM

Reviewer: Ranger, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The injections were ineffective. I didn't notice any change at all. I am 67 yr old female awaiting replacement surgery for both knees; possibly they are too far gone for any kind of help.

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

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