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Meet patients who fought backagainst osteoarthritis knee pain.

Steve S, 62, Kansas

Synvisc-One Osteoarthritis Knee Pain Story - Steve S
“For years, I took ibuprofen, naproxen, all kinds of things. I tried steroid injections, but I still needed prescription pain relievers on top of them.”

A rough patch

Steve has always enjoyed the outdoors. So, after retiring from federal work, he started a hunting and guiding company. He’d been having knee pain for some time, but the rough Midwestern terrain was starting to cause problems. “We have knee-high grass and badger holes and all kinds of things like that to step into.”

Steve tried to find relief for the osteoarthritis knee pain he felt in both knees. “For years, I took ibuprofen, naproxen, all kinds of things. I tried steroid injections, but I still needed prescription pain relievers on top of them.”

“Knee pain is one of those things you feel like you can’t do anything about, and it limits your activities.” But Steve didn’t want to give up hunting and guiding. He needed a solution that would let him stay active without so much pain.

Gave it a shot

After Steve told his doctor that other treatments weren’t working, the doctor mentioned Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20). Since it’s often administered by a specialist, Steve’s doctor helped him find an orthopaedic surgeon close by, “I called that doctor, made an appointment and had a shot in each knee.”

Synvisc-One gave Steve the osteoarthritis knee pain relief he wasn’t getting from his other treatments. “I’d been taking pain pills every morning. But after Synvisc-One, I didn’t need the pain pills that I had been taking.”

Out and about

After finding the knee pain relief he needed, Steve was ready to get back outside. “Now when I take people out on the trails I walk along with everybody and keep control of my hunting dogs. I keep moving."

Thinking long term

Steve is learning how to live with knee osteoarthritis and working with his doctor to make sure they stay on top of his pain.

“As part of my treatment plan, I’ve realized how important it is to keep moving, to help maintain flexibility and strength in my knees.” Steve is thankful that Synvisc-One helped give him the pain relief he needs to stay active — a key part of managing osteoarthritis knee pain.

“You can’t sit on your butt all the time. My advice to people is to just get out there. Just walk. Even when I’m not hunting or guiding, I take the dogs out for a walk.”

Trudy K, 55, New Jersey

PLEASE NOTE: This article is a testimonial of one patient’s story and his experience with Synvisc-One. Individual results may vary.

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Indication

Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.

Important Safety Information for Synvisc-One

Before trying Synvisc-One, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. Allergic reactions, some which can be potentially severe, have been reported during the use of Synvisc-One. Should not be used in patients with an infected knee joint, skin disease or infection around the area where the injection will be given, and should be used with caution when there is swelling of the legs due to problems with venous stasis or lymphatic drainage.

Synvisc-One is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Synvisc-One has not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds – such as feathers, eggs or poultry – or if your leg is swollen or infected.

Synvisc-One has not been tested in children (≤21years old), pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child.

Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment.

The side effects sometimes seen after Synvisc-One include (<2% each): pain, swelling, heat, redness, and/or fluid build-up in or around the knee. Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects after treatment with Synvisc-One.

 

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Indication

SYNVISC® (hylan G-F 20) is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is for patients who do not get enough relief from simple painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy.

Important Safety Information for SYNVISC

Before trying SYNVISC, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. Serious allergic reactions have been reported. Should not be used in patients with an infected knee joint, skin disease or infection around the area where the injection will be given, or circulatory problems in the legs.

SYNVISC is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. SYNVISC has not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds — such as feathers, eggs or poultry — or if your leg is swollen or infected.

SYNVISC has not been tested in children (≤ 21 years old), pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child.

Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment.

The most commonly occurring side effects reported after SYNVISC include join pain, swelling, stiffness, heat, redness, and/or fluid build-up in or around the knee. Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects after treatment with Synvisc.

View the Complete Prescribing Information for SYNVISC

Important Safety Information: SYNVISC and Synvisc-One are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to hyaluronan products or patients with infections in or around the target knee.