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About three years ago I was diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthritis in my left knee after a bad hyperextension. I've been treating it with NSAIDs, lots of physio and skiing with a GIIĀ Trainer brace for support, but this summer it took a sharp turn for the worse. I'm waiting on an appointment with a specialist, and my doctor mentioned that she thinks viscosupplementation, possibly in combination with corticosteroid injections, might be the next step.

I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience with either viscosupplementation or the steroid injections. I know viscosupplementation (the injection of synthetic synovial fluid into the knee to increase lubrication and mobility) is a relatively new technique, and it sounds more promising than simply trying to control the pain.

To complicate things I also have moderately bad PFS and a variety of other damage in my right knee, and will likely need surgery on that side in the next couple of years. I'm 33 years old, which rules out TKRĀ on the arthritic knee for the near future.

Thanks in advance for any advice/comments...
Edited by kcxd - 12/29/09 at 11:07pm