What is Hyaluronate Injection?

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Hyaluronate is a natural lubricant and shock absorber in joints. It is injected directly into the knee to relieve pain caused by osteoarthritis and other areas of the body for a variety of purposes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in knees 7 3
Arthritis pain in knees 2 2
Chondromalacia patellae 1 0
Osteoarthritis 1 1
Pain in right knee 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hyaluronate Injection

Side effect Patients
Swelling in hands 1

Why patients stopped taking Hyaluronate Injection

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 9
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 3
Expense 2
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Hyaluronate Injection

Duration

Stopped taking Hyaluronate Injection

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 11
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for Hyaluronate Injection

Mar 9, 2011 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Not worth the time it took to get all the shots, releif only lasted about a month
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: knee will swell but I found hours of frozen vegatable packs place on knee then a hot bath before bed helped the swelling, noticable improvement after first shot for me, varies from individual to individual. Shot is not painful, swelling is minor and discomfort goes away in a couple of days. I am still having pain in my knee but I can walk much better, have 3 in a total of two to go, should last at least 6 months. My hips aren't in as much pain as they were. Finished with the shots and anticipating how long they will last, I have greater mobility with less pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 10, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Not worth the time it took compared to to a month of relief, VERY expensive
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 9, 2009 (Started Sep 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Knee "oil")
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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