Get answers to your questions about Synvisc
In the past 10 years, more then five million treatments of SYNVISC have been administered in the United States.
What is SYNVISC?
SYNVISC is a type of osteoarthritis knee pain treatment called a viscosupplement or hyaluronan injection. It lubricates and cushions your knee joint and relieves pain, which can allow you to move more freely.
Is the cost of SYNVISC covered by insurance?
The cost of SYNVISC varies, however the treatment is typically eligible for reimbursement by most insurance plans. Check with your insurance plan to determine your exact benefits.
How is SYNVISC given?
SYNVISC is injected directly into the knee. It’s a simple, in-office procedure that takes just a few minutes.
What are the side effects?
Since SYNVISC is injected directly into the knee, it has fewer serious side effects than pills, which are absorbed into the bloodstream. Side effects from SYNVISC are infrequent.
Should I reduce my activity after being treated with SYNVISC?
After each injection, you can resume normal day-to-day activities, but you should avoid any strenuous activities for about 48 hours.
When will I start to feel pain relief?
Some patients may begin to feel osteoarthritis knee pain relief after the injection.
Can I receive SYNVISC more than once?
Yes, SYNVISC can be repeated safely.
Can both my knees be treated with SYNVISC?
Yes. You can receive treatment in both knees at the same time or at different times. Ask our doctor what is best for you.