Is Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) osteoarthritis treatment right for you? Only your doctor can tell you that. But the following list may answer some of your questions.
When should I consider Synvisc-One?
If you’ve tried diet, exercise and over-the-counter pain medication and still have osteoarthritis knee pain, talk to your doctor. You may be a candidate for Synvisc-One.
How is Synvisc-One different from SYNVISC® (hylan G-F 20)?
Synvisc-One is the same formulation as SYNVISC. The only difference is that Synvisc-One is provided with one injection, compared to the three injections required for SYNVISC. Both treatments can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief.
How is Synvisc-One given?
Synvisc-One is a single injection. It’s a simple, in-office procedure that only takes a few minutes. After the injection, you can resume normal day-to-day activities, but you should avoid strenuous activities for about 48 hours.
How will the doctor prepare my knee for treatment?
Your doctor may clean your knee with alcohol and iodine. Then, he or she may apply a local anesthetic to your knee and withdraw any excess fluid from your joint. The doctor will then inject your knee with Synvisc-One.
Is the cost of Synvisc-One covered by insurance?
The cost of Synvisc-One varies, however the injection is typically eligible for reimbursement by Medicare and most insurance plans. Check with your insurance plan to determine your exact benefits. If you are denied insurance coverage for your Synvisc-One treatment, please contact SYNVISC ConnectionSM at 1-800-982-8292, M–F, 9am–8pm (ET).
Should I reduce my activity after being treated with Synvisc-One?
After the injection, you can resume normal day-to-day activities, but you should avoid any strenuous activities for about 48 hours.
When will I start to feel pain relief?
Everyone responds differently, but in a medical study* patients experienced pain relief starting one month after the injection of Synvisc-One.
What are the side effects?
The side effects most commonly seen in a medical study* were knee pain, stiffness and swelling or fluid buildup in or around the knee. Side effects were generally mild to moderate and did not last long. Since Synvisc-One is injected directly into the knee, it does not have the serious side effects associated with many pain pills.
How long will I experience knee pain relief?
Although all patients respond differently, your osteoarthritis knee pain relief can last up to six months.
Can I receive Synvisc-One treatment more than once?
Yes, Synvisc-One can be repeated safely. In a medical study involving 160 patients, 77 received a second injection of Synvisc-One. When your osteoarthritis knee pain returns, talk to your doctor to see if Synvisc-One is right for you.
Can both my knees be treated with Synvisc-One?
Yes. You can receive treatment in both knees at the same time or at different times. Ask your doctor what is best for you.
*Study population consisted of 253 patients.