The Mrs Orthopedic doc will be treating her knee with Euflexxa injections to treat her painful osteoarthritis. Anyone here have this treatment??
I have had it done. Some years ago I tore the meniscus in my right knee (diagnosed as a "complex tear" whatever that means,) There was loose tissue floating around in my knee and ever so often, mostly when moving from a sitting to a standing position, it felt like some one shot me in the back of the knee. I went to my orthopedic doctor and after examining my knee and seeing fraying all around my meniscus and some arthritis, he first did a cortisone shot. Felt like a million bucks for one day. I called back and then went for the Euflexxa treatment. I got three injections, each two weeks apart. Was told that the treatment typically lasts for 3 to 5 years but that it can be redone as often as every 6 months. It really helped me. A few years later I starting having pain in my other knee and got that knee injected. I decided to have the other one re-injected at the same time. I've been very happy with the results. I'm 59 now and there's no way I wanted to do a knee replacement this early in life, so I really felt that the Euflexxa was my best option. I thinking about stem cell injections if things deteriorate again. But if that's not a viable option, I'd do the Euflexxa again for sure.
This all being said, I've talked to other folks who said it didn't work well for them.
Thanks WexfordBowhunter!! My Wife's MD also first started with cortisone shot but in 2 weeks it pretty much wore off. He said it helped confirm the locale of the pain origin though which was supported by imaging also. She goes in this week for the first of three Euflexxa injections. Glad to hear you got sustained relief from yours!! I think the 6 mths time originates from the time lapse before most insurance including Medicare will cover another Euflexxa procedure.
Will do WexfordBowhunter. The Wife is now scheduled for first week of Sept for first of 3 injections. Had trouble getting the 3 consecutive weeks lined-up with vacations etc. Sure hoping she will get some long term relief.
I just had it done recently. I was having a lot of pain in my right knee and when I went to Rothman orthopedics they took an Exrays and said I had arthritis. I got A cortisone shot and two weeks later I-got those chicken shots for 4 straight weeks. It’s been about 2 months now and my knee is feeling better everyday.
The Mrs had first of 3 weekly Euflexxa injections today. Minimal pain from needle. Felt the pressure of hyaluronate going into knee. MD said could be after 3rd injection until relief begins. No 2 scheduled for next Friday.