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Arthritis and Rheumatism




Why not use symvisc as opposed to knee replacement?


They do different things. Synvisc relieves symptoms somewhat. It is of no use in joints that are so far gone that they require replacement. That is what joint replacement does - useful for joints that are pretty far gone.

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Irving  Kushner, MD Irving Kushner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University