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A new medication treating elbow arthritis?
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23 March 2022 - 9:39 am
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Hello, I have been reading about the new medication Synovetin and it sounds promising, but how I don't know how I would go about finding a doctor who has experience with using it. Since it's so brand new, is there a lot of risk involved with using a substance that has radioactive in it? Would you recommend against it?

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23 March 2022 - 1:07 pm
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Oooh I'm curious too Dr. Pam! Thanks for your expert insight.

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I did go to a lecture on this and it seems safe and quite promising. The medication is injected into the joint and can reduce inflammation for up to 1 year. Some dogs are even able to completely come off of oral medications. The only downside is that because it is radioactive you need to have training and a license to use it. If you go to the product website I believe they list vets that are using this. The doctor giving the lecture said total costs could vary by region and size of dog but to expect about $2000 for a treatment.  This is not that bad when you add up the total cost of drugs for a year and the fact that elbow arthritis is very painful and debilitating to dogs. I think it is best used for moderate arthritis rather than severely affected joints but since this is a new drug we will have to wait to see how dogs do with it.

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24 March 2022 - 11:48 am
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COOL! smiley16 That is really good to hear about this therapy, and yep, not a bad price considering the alternatives. Thank you so much for your expertise and thoughts on it.

Here's the list of Synovetin vets.

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24 March 2022 - 4:27 pm
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I found a place that will be offering it in a month. Thank you Dr. Pam!

I know that w/ the injection that is done with guided MRI the cost can be up to 4,000. Would you recommend only doing it with the MRI? 

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24 March 2022 - 6:20 pm
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Oh fantastic! Let us know how the treatment turns out. We are keeping our paws crossed for excellent results.

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26 March 2022 - 11:00 am
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Thank you jerry! I am hoping it works because we've got a lot of hikes to hike this summer!


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I think that depends on the comfort level of the person giving the injection. You want to make sure you get it in the joint properly but typically an MRI is not needed for an elbow injection. I guess it would give you peace of mind.

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Thank you Dr. Pam!

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