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A 31-year-old member asked:

any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Most likely: All medications can have side effect.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
Very rare: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are a type of "visco-supplementation" treatment for knee arthritis. Side effects are exceeding rare, but any injection into the knee joint could introduce an infection or cause an inflammatory reaction to occur. I have used supartz (hyaluronic acid) in my practice for nearly 14 years on a regular basis without any documented side effects.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Supartz (hyaluronic acid): Yes sometimes you can get an inflammatory reaction from the injection with some swelling and pain. This will usually resolve. Also if you have an allergy to eggs, supartz (hyaluronic acid) may be a problem.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

My second series of supartz (hyaluronic acid) doesn't seem to be working, what should I do?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) and other viscosupplementation series can be effective for treatment of mild to moderate osteoarthritis. If it is no longer effective, your arthritis may have progressed and become more severe or there may be a new or different problem. You should discuss this with your doctor and reevaluate the situation. Other treatment options can be discussed.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the success rate from getting the supartz (hyaluronic acid) shots?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
80%: 80% of patients treated with the complete series of injections will report decreased arthritic symptoms for 6 months to a year.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: supartz (hyaluronic acid)?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Hyaluronate : Hyaluronate injection fda approved for injection to knee for early to moderate osteoarthritis. Series of 3 to 5 injections, one week apart. Derived from rooster combs. 80% successful in arthritic pain reduction for 6 months to one year.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me about a supartz (hyaluronic acid) injection treatment?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Supartz (hyaluronic acid): This a gel type injection for arthritis either in 3 or 5 weekly treatments. It is supposed to boost the normal fluid content in the knee to help with pain. There is anecdotal evidence that it helps. It is not covered by all insurances and may require preauthorization for treatment. It is certainly an option if nothing else has helped like exercises, nsaids or cortisone injection.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Please tell me if there are any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

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Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 37 years experience
Basically no: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are very safe. Rarely a patient may have an allergic reaction. Most common problem is a local reaction to the Supartz (hyaluronic acid) in the knee that can last 2-3 days.

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