Kemba Walker to Boston

Sprowl

mikey lowell of the sandbox
Dope
Jun 27, 2006
32,165
Haiku
Yeah, I don't know how CBS can say that there's nothing "structural". From my experience of other people getting it, Synvisc (Synvisc-One) is given when people have chronic knee problems and stretching or PT stops helping. Of note, the injection isn't a long-term solution as even the FAQs for the drug says it lasts about six months. https://www.synviscone.com/what-is-synvisc-one/synvisc-faqs

Maybe someone else knows this but I had thought someone told me that they could only get a limited number of shots (2 or 3) but I can't find any confirmation of that on the internet.

At any rate, while I'm sure a lot of NBA players get this, Synvisc doesn't address any underlying problem and from what I understand simply delays knee surgery (See, e.g., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4687851/).
Mike Lowell got a shot of Synvisc in 2010 when his hip started locking up on him after hip labrum surgery in 2008. For Lowell, it was pretty much the last option, and he retired at the end of the season.

Lowell will take a few days to weigh his options with Dr. Brian Kelly, the surgeon who performed his hip surgery in 2008. He said cortisone was likely to be a more viable option than the synthetic lubricant Synvisc, which Lowell said “gives you about three days of puppy love.’’
Let's hope Kemba Walker gets more than puppy love out of this.
 

Sam Ray Not

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 19, 2005
6,239
NYC
Kyrie
Klay

Kemba (?)

Curse of the 2011 "K draft" seems to be working its evil powers. Secular prayers up for Kemba. And get out the bubble wrap for Kawhi?
 

128

lurker
May 4, 2019
770
Did not realize this until I read it today in a Herald article on Kemba:

He averaged 75.6 games over his eight seasons in Charlotte and played 322 of 328 possible games over the last four.
 

Jimbodandy

Member
SoSH Member
Jan 31, 2006
3,675
around the way
Glad we got Mike Lowell's diagnosis.

Like cortisone and meniscus cleanups, Synvisc treatment doesn't tell us much per se and has a wide outcome set. And on this team, Kemba sitting a few games also tells us little.

Kemba not sitting a few games after a drain would confirm that shitheads are running the team, so at least we have that.
 

InstaFace

MDLzera
Silver Supporter
SoSH Member
Sep 27, 2016
11,529
Kyrie
Klay

Kemba (?)

Curse of the 2011 "K draft" seems to be working its evil powers. Secular prayers up for Kemba. And get out the bubble wrap for Kawhi?
Don't worry, Kevin already took some of the heat.
 

wade boggs chicken dinner

Member
SoSH Member
Mar 26, 2005
18,702
Like cortisone and meniscus cleanups, Synvisc treatment doesn't tell us much per se and has a wide outcome set. And on this team, Kemba sitting a few games also tells us little.
Well, it tells us that Kemba has some sort of osteoarthritis and that he's going to need future injections to get through his contract.
 

wade boggs chicken dinner

Member
SoSH Member
Mar 26, 2005
18,702
It does? Is that being reported? Apologies if I missed that.
From FAQs on Synvisc-One: https://www.synviscone.com/what-is-synvisc-one/synvisc-faqs

What is SYNVISC?
SYNVISC is a viscosupplement injection that supplements the fluid in your knee to help lubricate and cushion the joint, and can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief with three injections.
When should I consider SYNVISC?
SYNVISC is for people with knee osteoarthritis who have not received enough pain relief from diet, exercise and over-the-counter pain medication. If you’ve tried these options and are still feeling knee pain, tell your doctor and ask if SYNVISC or Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) could help.
 

NomarsFool

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 21, 2001
3,828
Just because Synvisc is indicated for osteoarthritis, and Kemba is taking Synvisc, doesn't mean that Kemba has OA.