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I need to know how many times Synvisc injection per year and

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i need to know how many times Synvisc injection per year and howlong good for years ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Lary replied 5 years ago.
Hello. Synvisc is given as one injection weekly for 3 weeks. There is also a new formulation called SynviscOne which is just one injection. Either way, it is effective for 6 months. There is currently no limitation on how many times (in 6 month intervals) you can receive it and no information on long term use effectiveness. It would likely work to hold you off until surgery because it increases the viscosity (thickness) and elasticity of the synovial fluid (fluid in the joint), giving your knee a better "cushion".
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