My rheumy is suggesting this for my knee, anyone have any experience with Euflexxa injections?
I had synvisc some years back and did NOT help...
These are hylaronic acid solutions.**There are also HA capsules one can take and I've taken them from time to time and think I'll get some again.**
Here are some comments on Euflexxa:
EUFLEXXA is a high purity hyaluronan, also called hyaluronic acid (HA) or sodium hyaluronate. HA is the natural substance found in the fluid that surrounds a healthy knee joint and helps cushion, lubricate, and protect the knee as you move throughout the day. You should not receive treatment with EUFLEXXA if you have: A known allergy to hyaluronate preparations, or knee joint infections, infections or skin disease in the area of the injection site.
While some people experience pain relief after the first injection of EUFLEXXA, most patients experience significant relief after the third (last) weekly injection. You can expect months of pain relief from EUFLEXXA, although the duration of relief will vary from person to person.
I would suggest that you visit a orthopaedician to rule out contraindications or side effects to this treatment.
Edited December 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm