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Rooster comb injections for knee pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 51,489
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
Hello,I am knew here & have a question? Has any one heard about this injection,I saw my ortho. yesterday & he says I am not ready for a knee replacement yet. I am having severe pain in my knee,I can't hardley walk. I have also had 8 back surgeries my last one this past dec. 19th another fusion. I am suffering from chronic pain & have been on meds. for 3yrs. Any help you could give me would be so apreciated. Thank you,Alana :)))


  • through the same thing. My knees hurt so much, going up and down stairs, kneeling, getting out of bed in the morning kills me. I just had mri done of the left one, and I am hoping that it is the arthritis and not something worse. He wants to give me those injections also, I already tried the corisone shot.. I find out tommorrow.
  • today. I am so hoping they work. My knees are in really bad shape, I am bone on bone. I will have 2 more and hopefully they will work. I have only heard good things.
  • Hi All,I get my rooster comb inj. this morning,I pray it does not make my knee worse. The PA of my ortho is giving me the inj. the nurse said he gives them all the time. I will have questions before he sticks me. I do not like to be rushed!! I will let you know how it goes,Have a LPD everyone,Alana
  • I am wanting also to find a doctor in the Tacoma, WA area that is doing this type of injection.
  • I'm heading in this month for my 3rd round of synvisc. First time around I thought they were pretty useless.... until they wore off! They do work, you might not notice right away ( it takes a few weeks usually for it to sink in) but it does make a pretty big difference for me.

    This time around they wore off a bit early, my knee doc said I had to wait for the 6 months... so he did cortisone shots in both knees to help stave it off... what a difference, they did nothing for me, blah!

    I'd say give it a try... if it helps, it can help for a year or more, and as already stated above, it can help hold off knee replacement surgery for a bit :)

    Good luck, hope you get some good relief!

    (ps, for original poster- you're coming up on 6 months soon... what did you think? Did they help, will you go back for the next round? )
  • My husband had these injections, a series of 3. The 1st seemed to ease his pain quite a bit. After the 2nd and 3rd it unfortunately only lasted about a month. His condition has been with him for many many years so this is why it probably didn't last for him. My husband was willing to try anything befor surgery.
  • I've got grade 3 out of 4 knees...where I have just a little space between the bones, but I keep some swelling all the time and that hurts. I've not had the cleanout surgery or anything. I've heard that doesn't help in the long run. I have had the cortisone shots and they work for a while, then I have to get more. I just hope the rooster comb injections help me too.

    Thanks for the info.
  • Good luck Thursday, I hope you get some immediate relief! (my knee doc said, some folks do) As I said, first time around, I didn't realise how much they helped until they wore off, hehe... weird, but true!

    I am bone on bone in both knees so I'm hoping that you get relief... it's nice to have at least one thinng that doesn't ache or hurt :)
  • but he says it's the same rooster comb just different brand. I have to go two more times this week and next week. He does 3 total once every week. I had both knees done. So far, I've noticed quite a bit of relief from the pain and swelling, but my knees have been a lot more noisy, like cracking, snapping sounds. They used to be like that, but have gradually quietened down except for one locks and pops loudly when I get it unlocked. That part has stopped thank goodness. I had an MRI on my left before the shots. He said he didn't see anything torn but my menincus looked strange on one side and the report noted signal changes in it. I think that means the cartilage between the bones could be damaged more...not sure. He's been wanting to scope my left knee for awhile since it's the locking one, but I've put him off since I've been busy with my back and neck. I hope these shots let me get by. I know I'm looking at knee replacements too but I hope to make it 10 to 15 more years. Who knows. My mom has had both knees done and she did great! She had one at a time done about 6 months apart. She says she can now get around so much better. She was bone on bone and limping before.
  • I'm so glad you're getting relief from them! I go for my first one Friday... hate the wait, but the knee doc was on vacation (the nerve :D) I'm with you, hoping it puts things off for a looong while :)
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