Orthovisc Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Orthovisc by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. link Riley_jae
    Orthovisc VS Hyalgan, Hyalgan wins big with me
    I have traumatic osteoarthritis in my left knee. After surgery to remove debris from the injury I had to start getting injections as I am too young for knee replacement (35). I had three rounds of hyalgan injection (five shots each). The first two we - 84% more...
    Riley_jae- over a year ago - in Orthovisc
  2. link Prettypretty
    Orthovisc side effect?
    I have had all three inections. Its like having a new knee! Only one weird side effect: tingling in the shin of the injected knee. I saw that it's a possible side effect. Anyone else have had this? What does it mean? Is it serious?
    Prettypretty- over a year ago - in Orthovisc
  3. link Kap4everox
    Orthovisc bodyache, lateral side, brigde, excruciating pain, big toe
    My first injection gave me generalized bodyache, but after the 3rd day it was absolutely wonderful, I am 49 years old, 120 pounds and 5'5, and I felt my legs extremely energized like when my knees were not injured. Then I went to the 2nd injection, w - 78% more...
    Kap4everox- over a year ago - 15 Replies - in Orthovisc
  4. link Volunteeringmything
    I just finished my set of 4 injections. Week one not all that bad, second shot hurt but I knew my knees would be tender and yes I did both at same time. Last two injections not bad the Nurse Practioner was great. I will admit I've had unexpected achi - 61% more...
    Volunteeringmything- over a year ago
  5. link Cares
    I have had cortisone injections numerous times in my knee, but nothing hurt as bad as the orthovisc injection. I had my injections 3 days ago and I am still limping and in pain. My provider said give it 3-4 days to see some relief. At the present tim - 31% more...
    Cares- over a year ago
  6. link 4dogs
    I was allergic to the Avian. I had one shot and it was a nightmare...much worse than knee prior to the injection. I had swelling and pain for weeks...only in the knee. This pain is in my leg and other areas. I don't have fever.
    4dogs- over a year ago
  7. link Lindastilson
    A couple days after my last post, I was admitted to the hospital with a severe infection in my knee and lower leg which was spread through up my leg and throughout my body. The pain was worse than childbirth. I could not put any weight on my leg and - 75% more...
    Lindastilson- over a year ago
  8. link 4dogs
    I a having a similar experience with Orthovisc (non-avian) made from a bacteria. The first shot did not hurt at all. My knee actually felt better. The third shot was painful..but the pain subsided and it was a bit swollen. The 3rd shot was the killer - 48% more...
    4dogs- over a year ago
  9. link Cyn89
    Had my first shot of Orthovisc on August 23rd, while is was not too painful, I was walking a bit bent over for about 5 hours, and still had no pain relief at all. Got the 2nd shot on September 3rd which was a bit painful but I was walking pretty good - 81% more...
    Cyn89- over a year ago
  10. link Rloakes1954
    Just had my first shot of Orthvisc. it was either this or move to bilateral replacement. Literally had the shots a few hours ago, and while they do ache a bit, i don't believer the pain is going to get much worse. We are holding good thoughts as the - 56% more...
    Rloakes1954- over a year ago
  11. link Maverick456
    Just want to update my comments about my shots. 2nd shot was uneventful, not painful, very easy. 3rd shot was very painful again. At this time the doctor told me that it would take about 6wks to work in and feel better. It's now 3 wks and while I do - 65% more...
    Maverick456- over a year ago
  12. link J5kids
    I recently began a series of three orthovisc shots. After the initial shot, which did not hurt much at all, I was fine until probably the second day after. Since it was the holidays, I was on my feet quite alot and even though I did ice my knee as to - 70% more...
    J5kids- over a year ago
  13. link Lindastilson
    How long has it been since you had the injections? How are you feeling now. I had the injections over the last 3 weeks. After the first 2 I felt great. I was walking everywhere. After the 3rd injection. I have pain in the knee again. I have a metalli - 34% more...
    Lindastilson- over a year ago
  14. link Cdakaren
    How are your knees now? I just had injections in both knees last Thursday, going for my second set the 26th, now I'm a little concerned.
    Cdakaren- over a year ago
  15. link Arissarakinos
    Dears all, Orthovisc is working very well. My experience and my physician's experience is very positive. Unfortunately, many doctors are making errors during the puncture. If you have side effects I am afraid the doctor is to blaim and not the inject - 24% more...
    Arissarakinos- over a year ago
  16. link Cash058
    I have had problems with my knee for 10+ years and had Arthroscopic Surgery 6-8 years ago. Two years ago a started running and the last I was doing 4-6 miles 5 days a week. Two to three months ago my knee gave out and have been unable to run since. A - 29% more...
    Cash058- over a year ago
  17. link Dpeak
    I am thinking about doing this procedure what do you think?
    Dpeak- over a year ago
  18. link Cash058
    Should I or shouldn't I get Orthovisc Injections
    I am 50 in good shape. I had Arthroscopic Surgery about 8-9 yrs ago. I started started walking 2-3 years ago appox 5-10 miles week. 2 yrs ago I started running and the last year was running 4-5 miles 5 days a week. 3 months ago warming up for a 10k m - 61% more...
    Cash058- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Orthovisc
  19. link Rainbowmama
    I had Synvisc injections in both knees (series of 3 injections each) before going on an art history tour in Europe this summer which entailed a lot of walking and going up & down stairs. I doubt they did anything. My knees were swollen and hurt t - 54% more...
    Rainbowmama- over a year ago