Hyaluronan

What is Hyaluronan?

Hyaluronan is an anionic, nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan distributed widely throughout connective, epithelial, and neural tissues.

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Hello, Dr. XXXXXXX I am being recommended for synovial injections to lubricate knee arthritis. I know there are several products: Uflexxa, Synvic etc. Some courses of therapy are 3 injections while others are 5. What are the differences among the different products and frequency of injection?
Also, is there still no such thing as cartilage replacement, so injections have to be repeated more than once in twelve months?
Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
All products contain substance Hyaluronan.

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir,

These all products contain substance Hyaluronan. This substance is present in normal joint fluid and responsible for the lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. You can go for any one of these products.A...

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I am an old man(65 year).I am very fond of walking,but presently constrained for the following I regularly read medical articles. I have some(little)knee pain(NOT MUCH),BUT HAVE GOT GOOD PAIN IN TIBIA(Front bone in between knee and foot)and heavy calf muscle pain which aggravates during walking.Leg veins are PROMINENT,NO SWELLING ANYWHERE.Whether the pain in Shin/Tibia is originating from knee OR other vein problem.My body structure is lean,Weight-62 Kg,Height-5 Ft 8 inches A)Although there is no pain sometime while bending the knees some sound comes.If the problem radiates to lower limbs from Knee Arthritis whether X Ray will probably detect the cause B)As the calf muscle pain is prominent whether there is Muscle Dystrophy due to Cartinine Deficiency.One Doctor has prescribed Carnisure(CARTININE SUPPLEMENT ) without much improvement. C)As the pain is in the lower portion(TIBIA and SHIN)whether there is less blood flow in lower limbs(Peripheral Artery Disease)which may be detected by BP of the ankle(ABI Index)and Doppler Ultrasonography D)As the pain is in the TIBIA region whether there is any problem of TIBIA NERVE Pain which may be detected by NCV Test E)Again as the veins are prominent (BUT NO SWELLING)is there any chance of Varicose Vein of WHICH I HAVE NO IDEA F)I only take BP medicines Attenol-25, Losartan-25 and Asprin-75 once daily each tablet G)Again for PAD and Varicose Vein Walking should be done ,but for Knee Arthritis walking is restricted.However as per advice I do Knee Exercise without STRAINING I am very much worried .Please suggest

doctor1 MD

Hi
Your problem mostly could be a meniscal tear.The meniscal tears are not evident in x ray.It need an mri to find out.And if it is there you might need an arthroscopy for further diagnosis and treatment like meniscectomy.
Peripheral vascular disease possibility you should rule out by doppler...

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I am 63 year old female, in good shape,etc I tore my 2 menicus in my right knee and had surgery, prp, and lots of pt in addition to going to the gym on a regular basis. None of these procedures helped. I still can not walk a that far, let alone jog,etc without my knee feeling quite strained and tired (no intense pain). My new ortho would like to give me knee injections of orthovisc? I do not like taking any kind of steroid, drugs,etc Your counsel please?
Thanks, xxxxx

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
it is similar to an agent that is normally found in the joint spaces

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Orthovisc is not a steroid so you would not have to worry about the potential effects that can occur with steroids.

Orthovisc (hyaluronan) is similar to the...

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Can hyaluronan help in the case of bone on bone in a sholder?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I hope you feel better soon , i recommend further medication for 4 to 6 consecutive month before surgical interventions will be fine .

Detailed Answer:
Hi i am Dr Ahmed Aly
thanks for using HealthcareMagic site ,
I had gone through your question and understand your concerns ..

It...

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I've been taking hyaluronic acid (100mg) supplements daily for several months. I just found out my fasting blood sugar (glucose) level has risen from 90-95 to 105-110 during this time. Does hyaluronic acid affect blood sugar levels? Age 62, ht 5'7", wt 178.

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for writing to us.
Hyaluronic acid supplements are dietary supplements promoted for arthritis and many other conditions including skin health.Hyaluronic acid is a component of synovial fluid, and is found in the vitreous humor of the eye, the synovia of joints, and in subcutaneous tissue...

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Hi, I think i have had a allergy for 18 months to restylane..My top lip is always swollen and burning.. I have been just putting up with it though hoping it will go away..But 18 months later i still live with it..Will steroid injections help and take this swelling away

doctor1 MD

Dear XXXXXXX

Thank you for your query.

You may be suffering from a foreign body reaction rather than allergy. Restylane is hypo-allergic, however some contaminant or component such as hyaluronic acid may be the culprit. Restylane usually does not last this long in the lip area but it does depend...

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My son had superficial burns on his stomach portion as hot water fell and he is getting his skin back. Doctor is prescribing Placentrax ointment for 2 months. Is it safe?

doctor1 MD

Hello, XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

Yes it is safe.

Let me explain you the beneficial effects of it.

Extracts of placenta serve as a potent wound healer.

Aqueous extract of fresh term human placenta acts as a potent biogenous stimulator.

It is clinically effective in healing normal as well as...

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I take lisinopril, hydralazine, metropolol, furosemide, metolazone, potassium, methazolamide, synthroid, lipitor, aspirin, luflunomide, cymbalta, and mirapex, plus many vitmins and minerals, circumin, and cinnamon. Is any of these substances at risk for interaction with Instaflex? Thank you for your help.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Instaflex is an anti arthritic preparation which has been advertised widely and its exact composition and ingredients have not been specified. Similarly there are no rational drug trials available to test its efficacy, safety and interactions with other...

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Hello I am breastfeeding my 11 months baby I am planing to get a lip augmentation with juvederm ( hyaluronic acid) could I?? Or is it not safe for my baby boy??

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for your query.

      Juvederm is FDA approved drug used for feeling wrinkles and augmentation of lips .

It has many side effects & complications.

Side effects (of Juvederm (hyaluronic acid) include temporary redness, pain and tenderness during injections, and swelling and bruising at the...

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How good is instaflex for treating osteoarthritis?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

Instaflex is a herbal medicine which contains herbal extracts of anti inflammatory agents and pain killers along with hyaluronic acid, glucosamine and MSM - the three components essential for joint fluid. Increased joint fluid increases the mobility of the joint...

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