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Can there be any side effects from supartz injections?

Can there be any side effects from supartz injections?

Supartz: 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 may be a problem. ...Read more

Supartz (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Any side effects from supartz injections?

Very rare: Supartz 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 in my practice for nearly 14 years on a regular basis without any documented side effects. ...Read more

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The financial officer at the center where I am considering getting the supartz injection says all costs should be covered by my insurance.Preapproval?

The financial officer at the center where I am considering getting the supartz injection says all costs should be covered by my insurance.Preapproval?

Probably covered: The people in the offices are very familiar with the insurances in your area and who covers what and which patients need a pre-approval. If you're worried about it and just want to make sure, a pre-approval won't take long. ...Read more

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What is it like to have pain relief from supartz injections?

What is it like to have pain relief from supartz injections?

Takes 4-8 weeks: It can take up to 2 months before definitive relief is o brained with these types of injections. If you do receive relief it can last up to 1 year. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any side effects from supartz injections?

Please tell me if there are any side effects from supartz injections?

Basically no: Supartz injections are very safe. Rarely a patient may have an allergic reaction. Most common problem is a local reaction to the Supartz in the knee that can last 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about a supartz injection treatment?

Can you please tell me about a supartz injection treatment?

Supartz: 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. ...Read more

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Tell me about supartz injections for knee pain?

Tell me about supartz injections for knee pain?

What you like to: Know, supartz is a solution of highly purified sodium hyaluronate. Supartz is one of the hyaluronates used in viscosupplementation. Supartz is injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. Supartz injections are approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in those who have failed to respond to simple pain medications. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about supartz injections for knee pain?

What can you tell me about  supartz injections for knee pain?

Arthritis option: Your injectable options for knee arthritis include corticosteroids or hylaluronic acid. Most often for arthritis pain cortisone is the first line injectable option. If this is not an option for you or it has failed to relieve your pain, supartz is one of several brand name hyaluronic acid injectables that can be given every 6months and can be effective. It can take up to 6 weeks to take effect. ...Read more

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Has anyone had or know about supartz injections for knee pain? Does it work?

Has anyone had or know about supartz injections for knee pain?  Does it work?

Yes it does work: Supartz is one specific type of visco-supplementation injection- designed to treat knee arthritis. It helps restore the nature viscosity of the synovial fluid within the knee joint, thereby reducing pain and improving knee function. I have seen benefits from supartz injections lasting from 6 months to over 4 years in my patients. ...Read more

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