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Like many knee osteoarthritis sufferers, pain became the norm for Charlotte. But she still led a full life. She traveled often, enjoyed walking and rode her exercise bike whenever she could. Over time, however, the pain became too much.
“My husband and I used to walk a lot when we traveled, but because my knee would start hurting too much too quickly, we couldn’t even go to museums anymore. I also worked installing and repairing computers, which meant crawling around on the floor for cords and things like that. It got so difficult for me.”
The big turning point for Charlotte came when her primary care doctor sent her to an orthopaedic surgeon who told her she had osteoarthritis of the knee.
The orthopaedic surgeon recommended a total knee replacement. Despite her long history of osteoarthritis knee pain, Charlotte wasn’t ready for such an extreme measure. Instead, she sought a second opinion and went to another specialist.
While in the waiting room, she read a brochure about Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20). “Then the doctor came in, saw that we were reading the brochure and said that’s what he was going to recommend because my other knee osteoarthritis treatments hadn’t worked.”
Charlotte had a great experience with Synvisc-One, starting with the injection itself. “From the time the doctor walked in to prep me, I was in and out in seven minutes.”
Synvisc-One helped Charlotte find osteoarthritis knee pain relief, which had a tremendous impact on her life. She’s walking more, and she’s going to ballgames and museums again.
Charlotte recently tested her driving knee on a trek to Wisconsin — something she never would have been able to do with osteoarthritis knee pain. “It’s a 485-mile drive each way. But I didn’t have problems with osteoarthritis knee pain like I did before Synvisc-One. ”
PLEASE NOTE: This article is a testimonial of one patient’s story and her experience with Synvisc-One. Individual results may vary.