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All About Supartz Knee Injections
Supartz knee injections are designed to treat people with knee-related osteoarthritis or other degenerative joint diseases. Osteoarthritis in the knee causes the knee fluid to diminish and results in inflammation that damages the knee’s cartilage. It results in a loss of range of motion and causes pain. Supartz knee injections restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of the knee joint’s fluid. In the knee joint, it’s the natural substance of hyaluronan that acts as a lubricant and shock absorber. Supartz FX is harvested from highly purified sodium hyaluronate that is extracted from rooster and chicken combs. These combs are completely safe and certified for human consumption.
According to the American College of Rheumatology, over 25 million Americans have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear, repetitive motions and stress on the joints. It can make it difficult to climb stairs, walk and engage in sports. It is a progressive condition, and symptoms gradually worsen over time. While there is not cure, Supartz knee injections can help relieve symptoms of knee-related osteoarthritis. Most patients experience relief after the second injection.
Supartz Knee Injection: The Procedure
Supartz knee injections are a simple in-office procedure that takes just several minutes. The knee is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, the degraded joint fluid is removed by a process called arthrocentesis. The doctor then injects the knee space with a Supartz solution. Although recovery time is fast, your doctor will recommend that you go easy on your knee for the next several days. With just a single five-course treatment, you can get long-lasting pain relief from knee-related osteoarthritis. Some patients get relief for up to one year after a one five-course treatment. Supartz is administered by an injection once weekly for a total of five injections. Dosage is based on your condition and response to treatment. After the procedure, you may experience some mild inflammation, redness and soreness.
Integrated Health Care Centers: Treatment for Knee-Related Osteoarthritis
On your initial visit to Integrated Health Care Centers, you’ll have a one-on-one consultation with our doctor to discuss your symptoms, concerns and medical history. We do a complete examination, including neurological, physical and orthopedic tests. If we suspect knee osteoarthritis, we may take X-rays for an accurate diagnosis. Once we have an accurate diagnosis, we’ll advise you of an effective treatment plan. We specialize in Supartz knee injections and may recommend this treatment plan when physical therapy has failed to relieve your pain.
Contact Our San Antonia Center Today
If you are suffering from knee pain and are finding difficult to engage in your regular routine, give us a call at 972-686-7400 Integrated Health Care Centers and schedule an appointment. Knee-related osteoarthritis can also result from a knee dislocation and ACL repair. We consider factors like these when evaluating your condition. Our goal is to provide you with effective treatment, so you can life a pain-free lifestyle. Supartz knee injections just may be the solution for you.