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mayolily

Gel (visc) injections for arthiritis in knees

Posted by @mayolily in Bones, Joints & Muscles, Feb 27, 2012

Has anyone on here had the gel injections? If so, which brand, how many and how were the results? Thank you, Judy

rolla

Posted by @rolla, Mar 5, 2012

Yes I had the injections last November. I had them in both knees and the right knee is doing great. I've had problems off and on with the left one but I had more problems to begin with on that knee. I was told they would last about a year. I will do it again when the time comes. The secret is to continue with the therapy exercises they give you--do them at least 2 times a week. Good luck!

mayolily

Posted by @mayolily, Mar 6, 2012

Thank you for the info ... how many injections did you have in each knee? How serious was the problem and what had you tried before?

shawnh

Posted by @shawnh, Apr 24, 2012

I WAS TOLD 3 YEARS AGO THAT BOTH OF MY KNEES NEED TO BE REPLACED. SINCE MY HIPS WERE IN WORSE CONDITION, I OPTED TO HAVE THAT REPLACED FIRST AND WAS GIVEN SYNVISC INJECTIONS IN MY KNEES. THEY ARE GREAT! UNTILL IT IS TIME FOR MY NEXT SHOTS (ABOUT 8 MONTHS) I CANT EVEN BELIEV E THEY NEED TO BE REPLACED.

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