I have osteoporosis in my knee from decades of running. My orthopedic surgeon says surgery is not needed, she is pretty confident I can benefit from Orthovisc injections. Insurance does not cover them. Without disclosing her name, sheâ€™s pretty well respected and one of the orthopedic surgeons in her office has the same recommendations (he used to be the team doctor for the Raiders).
I see mixed results on some review forums, thought this group might have some experience. Itâ€™s a 4 shot procedure one week a part. The Orthovisc is supposed to replenish lubricant in your knee.
ORTHOVISCÂ®: A High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid Injection