I was given a Synvisc one tme injection in both my left and right knees in August of 2010. It was wonderful and I did not need another one until December of 2011. Same injection but only my left knee needed the Synvisc treatment. I reacted to the injection within 24 hours and my knee swelled up to the size is a 18" softball and excruciatingly painful. I ended up in the ER where they took off 50 cc of fluid. Three days later 75 cc were taken off and a cortisone shot was given. The swelling eventually subsided. The very curious thing about this is that my sister had exactly the same experience with Synvisc -- second shot (not the first) reacted with pain and swelling and had to have fluid drained. Now, my doctor is suggesting Orthovisc. injections - 1 each week for 3 weeks. Am I in danger of the same reaction that I had with Synvisc?
I had an injection of Gel One about 3 months ago and it helped a great deal at first but now the pain is back. Is there any other injections that might work better and last longer? Can I get another one this soon? Thanks
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