Are Synvisc Shots (Rooster Comb) Better then Cortisone Shots for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain?
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American) published a study comparing the results of cortisone and Synvisc injections in patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis knee pain. One hundred patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive an injection in the knee joint of either Hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc) or a corticosteroid, and they were followed for six months. The patients treated with Hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc) received one course of three weekly injections. The patients treated with the corticosteroid received one injection at the time of enrollment in the study, and they could request one more injection any time during the study. An independent, blinded evaluator assessed the patients with the Osteoarthritis Western Ontario and McMaster UniversityIndex (WOMAC), a modification of the Knee Society rating system, and the visual analog pain scale.
Researchers concluded that after a six month follow up that there were no detected differences in knee pain or function between patients treated with Hylan G-F 20 injections (Synvisc) then those treated with a cortisone shot. Interestingly, women demonstrated significantly less response to knee treatments than men did for both treatments on all three outcome scales.
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Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, B.S.,D.C. practices in Irving, TX at the DFW Spine & Joint Center,-Your Dallas Cold Laser Doctor for the Non-Surgical Treatment of Knee Pain for the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas Area-“Helping People with Knee Pain and Joint Pain in the Dallas – Fort Worth Area Since 2001.”
Seth S Leopold, MD, Brigham B Redd, MD, Winston J Warme, MD, Paul A Wehrle, MD, Patrick D Pettis, LVN and Susan Shott, PhD. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American). Corticosteroid Compared with Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee.85:1197-1203 (2003).
Dr.Schnee,D.C. Dallas Cold Laser Doctor in Irving Texas, compares and contrasts Synvisc Shots to Cortisone shots for your knee pain Dallas-Fort Worth.