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Had Dr. Gabriel, the Orthopedic Surgeon at Quality Care inject this Synvisc One into a knee joint which had either lost its fluid or cartilage. Very painful and disabilitating. This stuff had an 80% immediate improvement, and is getting better every day. It is supposed to last 6 months, then you may need another injection. It is not inexpensive, at 9000 pesos, Dr. Gabriel's expert application at 1,200 pesos - but it is a lot less than knee surgery or replacement.

Highly recommended.

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Also highly recommend …. Hyaluronic acid injections in the right knee administered by Dr. Gonzalez the orthopedic surgeon at the San Antonio hospital. A series of three injections over a three-week period usually last me between eight and 12 months. The total  cost is approximately 5000 pesos . Game changer for me as I walk 4 or 5 miles every day and hike the mountains onthe weekend…… hoping it puts a knee replacement surgery off for at least a couple more years or more .

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Hyaluronic acid has been around a long time.... maybe first used in horses before humans. 

When you say it usually 'lasts me 8-10 months', just what was the problem before and what is it actually 'curing'?  Just curious (says the guy with lumbar spine pain where nothing short of nerve ablation gives any relief).

 

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Yes, and completely natural. It is extracted from chicken and rooster combs!

Now waiting for a specialist from Guadalajara who is prepared to travel to Chapala to perfom an abellation on my hip joint, which has no cartilage remaining. I dont know what technique she uses to destroy the pain nerve, but I know she uses a flouroscope to precisely align the treatment.

I mention this in case anybody else needs abellation at the same time.

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The word is 'ablation'.... the destruction of tissue for any number of reasons. 

In my case the ablation of nerves in my lumbar region is done with/by RFA... radio frequency ablation, and yes guided by a flouroscope. Anything less is like the blind leading the blind.... "maybe I'll fry the nerve and maybe I won't".  Close is only effective in horse shoes and hand grenades as they say. 

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. (a-BLAY-shun) In medicine, the removal or destruction of a body part or tissue or its function. Ablation may be performed by surgery, hormones, drugs, radiofrequency, heat, or other methods.

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Wife had the series of three hyaluronic acid injections by Dr. Gonzalez in her knee about six weeks ago and the cost was about $11,000. p  she had the same procedure done three years ago with great success. Dr. Gonzalez was surprised it helped for that long.

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