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What are the possible benefits of supartz (hyaluronic acid) joint fluid therapy?

What are the possible benefits of supartz (hyaluronic acid) joint fluid therapy?

Less knee pain: Supartz (hyaluronic acid purified from rooster combs) may help in replenishing aged joint fluid. Over time, this fluid loses its thickness, and supartz therapy is to improve the lubrication and cushioning features of joint fluid. When effective, it helps reduce pain in the knee joint where supartz is injected. This in turn improves the person's range of motion, function, and quality of life. ...Read more

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Is supartz (hyaluronic acid) usually covered by insurance?

Is supartz (hyaluronic acid) usually covered by insurance?

Yes: Provided that your physician has documented the presence of symptomatic knee arthritis, insurance will usually cover supartz injections. Some insurance companies mandate a specific type of medication to be used- supartz, orthovisc, synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) euflexxa, or hyalgan. The choice of one over the other may be determined by your insurance companies drug plan. ...Read more

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Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) and supartz, okay to take together?

Why would you?: They are similar medications . No need to mix them. No studies that I am aware of to support mixing the 2. ...Read more

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What is the difference between synvisc (hylan g-f 20) and supartz?

What is the difference between synvisc (hylan g-f 20) and supartz?

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is thicker than supartz-- similar viscosupplementation. Both can cushion the joint--made by different companies. ...Read more

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

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

Supartz (hyaluronic acid): The viscosupplementation product produced & marketed by smith & nephew. A synthetic hyaluronic acid injected into the joint (i.e. Knee) to provide joint "cushioning". ...Read more

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

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

80%: 80% of patients treated with the complete series of injections will report decreased arthritic symptoms for 6 months to a year. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

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. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

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. ...Read more