I am scheduled to start my synvisc injections in my knees tomorrow. I am going alone and am kind of worried about what it might be like. Unfortunately, I have arthritis genes and have no cartilege left in either of my knees, so it was suggested to start with the synvisc. Any information is appreciated. Thanks! :uhoh21:
Jan 17, '10
I'm not an Ortho Nurse, I'm actually am applying for a CNA position in Ortho tomorrow and was trying to bone up on the issues of the Ortho Floor. I am a pre nursing student after leaving a decade long career in ortho sales.
I hadSupartz which is a competitor to Synvisc and actually had a series of off label injections in my ankle. Synvisc and Supartz work similiarly in that they stimulte the synovial tissue into thinking that there is a higher level of lubrication in the synovial fluids thus causing them to produce more lubrication. Either is transient, leaving the joint in less than 24 hours. It doesn't work as a lubricant or anything like that.
All that being said, I had great experiance with the Supartz. The relief for me lasted well into a year after the treatment. The injections were painful as expected, but it really helped me. From what I understand though, it will not help bone on bone joints.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
Last edit by P_RN on Jan 20, '10