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Has anyone used Synvisc for hips?

My mom is 83 years old and has nothing left in her hip, the ball joint and scoket rub together all the time.  I had heard about this for knees and want to know if it would work with hips.  Anyone know about this?
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Hello mc23mc,

Hyaluronan, the name of the substance in Synvisc, is secreted by cells in the cartilage of joints. Hyaluronan is one of the major molecular components of joint fluid, and it gives the joint fluid, also called synovial fluid, its viscous, slippery quality. The high viscosity of synovial fluid allows for the cartilage surfaces of joints to glide upon each other in a smooth fashion. By injecting Synvisc in a knee, some people consider this a so-called joint lubrication. This is why you may hear of Syvisc as a 'motor oil' for the synovial joint, including the hip joint. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. As the protective cartilage is worn away by knee arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the joint .It is not necessary that if one knee is affected the other will also be affected.
Mild to moderate knee arthritis can be treated with several different medications, including a few medications that can be injected into the knee joint. The two most common types of injections are Synvisc (also sold under the name Hyalgan) and cortisone.
Both medications have shown some effectiveness in studies. While neither will reverse the effects of arthritis, they can help to alleviate symptoms and provide long periods of pain relief

Refer http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/generalinfo1/a/kneearthritis.htm
http://orthopedics.about.com/b/2005/04/29/synvisc-or-cortisone-for-knee-arthritis.htm
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