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Meet patients who fought back against osteoarthritis knee pain.

Trudy K, 55, New Jersey

Knee Injection Patient Trudy K.
“It was really hard to keep moving because I was in pain. It was even painful to stand in the kitchen and cook dinner.”

Fighting the cycle

Trudy is all too familiar with the vicious cycle of osteoarthritis knee pain: pain can lead to inactivity, which can lead to weight gain, adding more knee strain and, eventually, more pain.

“I definitely saw a cycle. It was really hard to keep moving because I was in pain. It was even painful to stand in the kitchen and cook dinner.” That meant a lot of take-out food for her, which led to weight gain and more knee pain.

Loads of effort

When Trudy was diagnosed with mild knee osteoarthritis, finding knee pain relief became an uphill climb. “People don’t realize how painful it can be. Even my doctor said ‘It’s not really that bad.’ I’m not a complainer, but for me it was very painful. My knee osteoarthritis might look mild on the X-rays, but the pain wasn’t mild at all!”

She tried pills and steroid injections, but they didn’t work for her. She eventually found a brochure about Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20). So Trudy asked her doctor about it.

A simple solution

Trudy was pleasantly surprised at how easy the Synvisc-One injections were. “They gave me a shot in one knee, went around the table, gave me a shot in the other knee. I was out of there in ten minutes.”

Gradually, Trudy had a noticeable change in the level of osteoarthritis knee pain she was dealing with. “Where I came from and where I am today are two totally different worlds. I'm so happy to be doing what I do. I get in the car and go. I’ve learned never to take things for granted.”

Does she have any advice for those still struggling with pain? “A lot of people just accept osteoarthritis knee pain as a sign of getting older. That they have to live like this. But they don’t have to. Synvisc-One can help.”

PLEASE NOTE: This article is a testimonial of one patient's story and her 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.