Injections in knees

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HELP !! My poor Hubby might have to see the Rheumatology team soon with a view to having injections in his knees, as he has suffered years & years of pain hes got no cartiallge behind the knee caps/ Has anyone out there had injections before? We would like to know views on this please . Hes also got back problems with Osteo-arthritis. Hes dreading the whole thing. Regards Amanda

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    I haven't had it yet but I'm waiting to get MRI and then I'm having it I hope if they think it will help, my friend had it done a couple of times to get him past 60 while waiting for knee replacement, he had it done this year at 67 so it must have worked.

    I'm told it doesn't hurt if thats what he is scared of but let me know

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      My husband gas had them several times, it's over in minutes, and it's no where near as bad as people think.

      you can feel pain free within 2 days, and they some times the injections last fir at least a year.

      some doctors are able to do it, our can not, so he refers us to a doctor couple of mikes away who is authorised to do them.

      dont worry, just look forward to him getting rid of the pain.

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    Hi Amanda,

    If he's having steroid injections,they can work and help for months, and they can keep repeating them.

    They aren't all that bad, it's a really thin needle, and don't hurt really.

    It's fear of the unknown.

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    Go see a good ortho for SynVisc injections (set of three...days 1, 8 and 15).  They can last up to a year.  SynVisc One (single shot) lasts up to six months.  Worked great for me for many, many years.
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    Been getting synvisc injections for 11 years. Every 6 months I get the 3 injection series. Works great for me.
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