hello i have received 2 series of synvisc injections for chondromalica patella.three years apart.both times after third injection i have severe swelling and fluid inknee. is there any data or case study on synvisc for chondromalica patella?
Osteoarthritis Q & A
My brother lives in West Virginia and is having symptoms that have been preliminarily diagnosed as osteoarthritis. However, the physicians in the small town where he lives are unequipped to handle his treatment. Is there any physician in Morgantown that you can recommend he visit for further evaluation and treatment?
Have heard that injecting a jelly/gel like material into the knee relieves pain in knee arthritis. Are these injections painful? Some people do get reactions, swelling, pain after such injections. Do such reactions occur due to incorrect placement of needles of injection? What is the criteria for the doctor? Does a doctor have to have experience to put the injection in the right place, how does he confirm the placement?
I have OA and am allergic to asprin what can I do to help control the pain?
I am an active 62 yr. old…taught Physical Education for 30 years..active in tennis..about a year ago my fingers on my right hand have become swollen and I cannot bend them.. also have cartledge build up on middle finger and index finger..since I have been playing golf, seems worse..and the fingers ache at night..what can I do to reduce the swelling?
I am only 39 and recently diagnosed with moderate to severe osteoarthritis in the medial compartment and under the kneecap of my knee. The orthopedic dr. states the only way to “fix” my knee is a total knee replacement but that is not even a possibility for another 10-15 years due to my age. Arthroscopic debridement, medication, exercise and losing weight is not decreasing my pain. What do you think of using unloading braces such as the Breg X2K Counterforce Knee Brace and the UniSpacer surgery for decreasing pain with the osteoarthritis until I’m old enough for replacement?
Why isn’t there more interest paid to people who have osteoarthritis. Doctors do not want to treat a person , they recommend surgery or go to your primary. Most primary doctors do not have the time to treat a speciality. It is a viscious circle. Please publish more information on how people can get relief or names of doctors who will treat you for osteroarthritis. Thank you for your time and hopefully understanding.
Is it time to have surgery on my left knee?In the last three months i am not able to put any weight on my left knee.It is very painful and i have noticed some swelling,october 31,1996 i had a RTK replacement.I have had no problems with it,my doctor told me eventually i would have to have the left knee replaced.At that time the right knee was worse.I keep up with the latest technology and surgeries concerning the knee,my understanding is their is a procedure where you do not have to replace the entire knee only the part that is damaged.And the hospital and rehab.time is less,Iworked in orthopedics for 8 years here and at the U.S.Army hospital in Germany.What is the name of the new procedure?Can you give me some information about the surgery?
I have a pain in my left hip and take 75 SR Voltaren for it, one tablet a day just holds me. Should I rest the joint more or is more activity better. I used to have RA but are in emission right now. The pain in my hip joint occured after some heavy lifting earlier this year.
When I was in Europe in the 1980’s, I read about a Doctor either in Sweden or Switzerland who would remove some of your joint cartilage and grow it outside the body and reinsert it back into the joint. This doctor supposedly had a 98% success rate in people being able to function again. Do you know if this procedure has been approved in the United States? If so, do you know who is performing this procedure? Thank you for your assistance.