Did you or a loved one receive a Synvisc-One Knee Injection Recently? Did you know 18,000 of these syringes may be contaminated?
The manufacturer of the Synvisc-One knee injection has initiated an recall of their product hyaluronic acid gel injection for treating arthritis in knees. A batch that contained 18,000 syringes of Synvisc-One tested positive for microbial contamination and has been linked to increased health risks and hospitalization. If you or a loved one was injected with one of these contaminated needles, you may be eligible for compensation.
Synvisc-One, which was approved by the FDA in 2009, generated nearly $410 million in sales last year. The injectable gel is intended to provide relief for patients with osteoarthritis.
Use of the recalled Synvisc-One injections poses a serious health risk. Patients suffering following use of contaminated Synvisc-One syringes have experienced horrible complications.
Hyaluronic acid is a lubricating fluid that is naturally found in the knee, but degenerates over time in people with osteoarthritis. The effect of the injection used in viscosupplementation is to stimulate cells in the knee to increase production of hyaluronic acid.
In a meta-analysis of 177 reports that included data on more than 12,000 patients with osteoarthritis in the knee, researchers at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland concluded that the treatment “has minimal benefits and potential for harm.”
They write that “because of increased risks for serious adverse events and local adverse events, the administration of these preparations should be discouraged.”
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