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Sports Injuries

Question
Posted by: Jodie | 2016/07/14

Q.

Pain with the procedure due to lack of local anesthetic used by Dr

I was given an injectioin of Synvisc one into my knee joint with out the use of any local anesthetic . I am just wondering if a local should have been used. 

Expert's Reply

A.

Sports Injuries Expert
- 2016/09/23

Hi there,


The use of local anaesthetics for procedures of visco-supplementation injections like Synvisc can be used, but are not always necessary. It is mostly dependent on the clinician's experience in performing the procedure, as well as the patient's preference. In experienced hands, local anaesthesia is generally not required. 

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