Is Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) right for you? Only your doctor can tell you that. But the following list may answer some of your questions. Simply click on a question to see the answer. Click on it again to close it.
When should I consider Synvisc-One?
If you’ve tried diet, exercise and over-the-counter pain medication, and still have knee pain, talk to your doctor, you may be a candidate for Synvisc-One.
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.
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.
Are there 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. Other side effects, such as rash, may also occur. Side effects were generally mild to moderate and did not last long. Synvisc-One does not have the serious side effects associated with many pain pills.
How long will I experience relief?
Although all patients respond differently, osteoarthritis knee pain relief can last up to six months
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.
Is Synvisc-One covered by insurance?
Synvisc-One treatment is eligible for reimbursement by Medicare and most insurance plans. Check with your insurance plan to determine your exact benefits. Many insurers require that you obtain Synvisc-One through your doctor. If your doctor writes you a prescription for Synvisc-One, some insurance plans, including Medicare, may not cover the cost. Therefore, it is recommended that you check with your insurer prior to receiving a prescription. If you are denied insurance coverage for your Synvisc-One treatment, please contact the SYNVISC ConnectionSM at 1-800-982-8292, M–F, 9am–8pm (ET).
How is Synvisc-One different from SYNVISC®?
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 pain relief.
Can I receive Synvisc-One more than once?
Yes, Synvisc-One can be repeated safely. So if your knee pain returns, talk to your doctor about whether another Synvisc-One treatment 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.