Knee fix

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  1. Rorschandt

    Rorschandt Guest

    I am re posting this with permission from the original source. It comes from a slightly OT post on
    alt.support.migraine Many here suffer knee problems, and I thought this might help. It is also
    pretty entertaining.

    >> "Ginnie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]...
    > >> > Just to get the "bad knees" vibe off the bus, I started a new thread.
    > >> >
    > >> > Synvisc is nothing short of amazing stuff. It's a hyaluronic acid
    > >> derivative,
    > >> > meaning it's almost the same as the synovial fluid that normally
    > >> lubricates
    > >> > the joints and cartilege. If you have osteoarthritis, the synovial fluid
    > >> in
    > >> > your knee gets thicker and less elastic, and doesn't lubricate as well.
    > >> When
    > >> > they inject Synvisc into your knee, it pretty much transforms into the
    > >> real
    > >> > deal. I felt the difference - like more padding had been put into my
    > >> joint -
    > >> > just a few minutes after the injection, when I first put weight on that
    > >> leg.
    > >> >
    > >> > It's not a pain medication or an NSAID, or any other thing we're used to. And the funny thing
    > >> > about it, is, they get it from chicken and rooster
    > >> combs!
    > >> > Somebody very wise figured out a use for all those bazillions of chicken "parts" that don't
    > >> > end up on our menus. Needless to say, if you're
    > >> allergic
    > >> > to chickens, feathers, or eggs, it's not a good idea.
    > >> >
    > >> > And it's not "cheep"! (Sorry - couldn't resist.) A set of 3 injections is
    > >> about
    > >> > $300 (maybe less by now) for the Synvisc itself, plus whatever your doc charges for the
    > >> > visits and injections. I really have to admit, I get more
    > >> bent
    > >> > out of shape about getting the shot than need be - he really knows his way around a knee.
    > >> >
    > >> > I "got" my orthopod really good one time... I was going in for my
    > >> one-month
    > >> > followup after the third shot, and it was April Fool's Day. I made this
    > >> "thing"
    > >> > out of real feathers that completely covered my knee, and the nurse set me up with a sheet
    > >> > over both legs. Last patient of the day, right? And no one had gotten him all day. He walked
    > >> > in, started his amiable chitchat with
    > >> me,
    > >> > asking how it was going this time? And I said, "Fine, except for this
    > >> weird
    > >> > side effect this time around..." Whip goes the sheet, and he laughed
    > >> himself
    > >> > silly! Loved it!
    > >> >
    > >> > Ginnie
     
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  2. rorschandt <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > I am re posting this with permission from the original source. It comes from a slightly OT post on
    > alt.support.migraine
    > > >> >
    > > >> > And it's not "cheep"! (Sorry - couldn't resist.) A set of 3 injections is
    > about
    > > >> > $300 (maybe less by now) for the Synvisc itself, plus whatever your doc charges for the
    > > >> > visits and injections.

    Now I feel a LOT better I got Kneesavers. I was a little angry paying $45.00 for small pedal
    extensions at first, but not now!

    Mr. Cheepskate

    Chris Jordan Santa Cruz, CA.
     
  3. Gary Mc

    Gary Mc Guest

    My younger brother gets shots from the comb of a rooster, so I assume that it is the same stuff. It
    seems to help him but I understand that he was told that you can only have to shots so often and
    only so many times. He is limping again before next dose is allowed.

    It might help but does not seem to be a really good long term solution if this is true.

    Gary McCarty with aging knees in Salt Lake City

    rorschandt <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > I am re posting this with permission from the original source. It comes from a slightly OT post on
    > alt.support.migraine Many here suffer knee problems, and I thought this might help. It is also
    > pretty entertaining.
    >
    > >> "Ginnie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > >> news:[email protected]...
    > > >> > Synvisc is nothing short of amazing stuff. It's a hyaluronic acid
    > derivative,
    > > >> > meaning it's almost the same as the synovial fluid that normally
    > lubricates
    > > >> > the joints and cartilege. If you have osteoarthritis, the synovial fluid
    > in
    > > >> > your knee gets thicker and less elastic, and doesn't lubricate as well.
    > When
    > > >> > they inject Synvisc into your knee, it pretty much transforms into the
    > real
    > > >> > deal. I felt the difference - like more padding had been put into my
    > joint -
    > > >> > just a few minutes after the injection, when I first put weight on that
    > leg.
    > > >> >
    > > >> > It's not a pain medication or an NSAID, or any other thing we're used to. And the funny
    > > >> > thing about it, is, they get it from chicken and rooster
    > combs!
    > > >> > Somebody very wise figured out a use for all those bazillions of chicken "parts" that don't
    > > >> > end up on our menus.
     
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