For the past 10 years, I’ve had Synvisc injected into my arthritic knees. Synvisc works like a shock absorber and encourages cartilage growth. It’s not going to repair a bad knee, but it can reduce inflammation and pain. It can make bad knees bearable until the inevitable knee replacement surgery. If you’re struggling with knee problems, I urge you to consult with your orthopedic surgeon to see if Synvisc might help your situation. The Synvisc injection I received yesterday should be my last one. I’m planning to have my right knee replaced with a Titanium knee in June 2012. For details about Synvisc, click here.