Synvisc Injection Specialist

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Bethesda, MD & Germantown, MD

Knee osteoarthritis can produce pain and stiffness that gets worse with movement. To end your chronic knee pain today, visit James S. Gardiner, MD and Christopher S. Raffo, MD at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics: Maryland Orthopedic Specialists Division for a Synvisc-OneⓇ injection. At the Bethesda or Germantown, Maryland, locations, athletes and individuals of all ages can find the healing and relief they need to stay active and strong. Call or book an appointment online to begin your personalized treatment plan.

Synvisc Injection Q & A

What is Synvisc-One?

Synvisc-One is a prescription injection that helps to lubricate the knee joint, providing cushion and mobility for people with osteoarthritis. Dr. Raffo or Dr. Gardiner delivers the medication as a single-dose treatment directly into your knee.

The Synvisc-One formula is made from hyaluronan, a substance that occurs naturally in your body and joints. By supplementing the joint’s natural lubrication with Synvisc-One, your knee can operate more fluidly.

Is Synvisc-One right for me?

You may benefit from Synvisc-One if you have knee osteoarthritis that has not responded well to other treatments like exercise, medication, or dietary changes.

While most patients don’t experience negative side effects, the formula is made from rooster and chicken combs, so allergies to egg products, feathers, or bird proteins may prevent you from being a candidate.

Common side effects include knee pain, stiffness, or swelling around the knee. For most people, these side effects are mild and don’t last long.

The entire procedure only takes a few minutes and is virtually painless.

What can I expect after a Synvisc-One injection treatment?

After a Synvisc-One injection, you should avoid any strenuous activities for about 48 hours, including high-impact sports or weightlifting. Your physician will advise you when it’s safe to get back to your sport of choice or resume physical activities.

Results from Synvisc-One vary from patient to patient, but most people experience significant pain relief after about one month. Synvisc-One can provide up to six months of knee pain relief, and you can repeat the treatment. You can also have the injections in both knees, if necessary.

Combining Synvisc-One injections with other treatment methods, such as physical therapy or medication, it’s possible to relieve your knee pain and make a full recovery.

To learn more about how Synvisc-One can improve knee osteoarthritis, call for a personalized consultation today. You can also schedule an appointment online using the one-click booking system.