Synvisc Shots

Synvisc® (hylan G-F 20) is an osteoarthritis treatment specifically approved for treating arthritis of the knee. It is most appropriate for individuals who have not received adequate pain relief from other arthritis treatments (such as medications) but who are not yet good candidates for knee replacement surgery.
This product comes in the form of a gel-like liquid that is injected directly into the knee joint. Injecting Synvisc into the joint helps to provide the cushioning and lubrication lacking in the arthritic joint. Synvisc shots are administered by your healthcare provider once a week for three weeks. The benefits of this treatment can last as long as six months.
Synvisc can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the treatment will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Possible side effects of Synvisc include but are not limited to:
  • Knee pain
  • Knee swelling
  • Fluid buildup around the knee.
(Click Synvisc for information on how Synvisc shots are administered, how this product works, and additional benefits of this particular arthritis treatment.)
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