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While does kaiser no longer offer Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or Supartz injections? Is it because of cost? I see the reviews and they are good reviews.
Cost: These medications still are a significant cost plus the charges done to do the procedure ...Read more
Can my recent 5 injections of supartz to my osteoarthritis knee contribute to my being diagnosed with guillain barre snyndrome? I was hospitalized for 11 days with this syndrome and it was very painful....Just want to see if the supartz injections that i
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I don t think that is so easy to be able to correlate disease states or side effects in a " menu" way or just by adding one and two ..... It has to be a more studied and compartive scientific approach , you should talk to your doctor and evaluate whether if after correlating all the fact there is a correlation betwen the surpzt and the guillan barren , but as you can see in the reference it has been described in certain way. ...Read more
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
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
The financial officer at the center where I am considering getting the supartz (hyaluronic acid) 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
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. ...Read more
Insurance will not pay for supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections they will cover orthovisc or euflexxa which is more effective and less side effects?
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Know, supartz (hyaluronic acid) is a solution of highly purified sodium hyaluronate. Supartz (hyaluronic acid) is one of the hyaluronates used in viscosupplementation.
Supartz (hyaluronic acid) is injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid.
Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in those who have failed to respond to simple pain medications. ...Read more
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
Yes it does work: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) 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 (hyaluronic acid) injections lasting from 6 months to over 4 years in my patients. ...Read more
Any new procedures for medial knee pain, without a total arthroplasty or the supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections? I have taken all injections.
MAKOplasty: I have performed over 560 makoplasty procedures and it is very very safe . It is superior to all other techniques for precise installation of partial knee replacements. When performed by an experienced makoplasty surgeon, it allows us to balance the tension of your ligaments within a millimeter and make the implants track centrally so they last decades. Mine all go home the same day, little pain. ...Read more
Can help reduce pain: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) is a form of viscosupplementation. There are many chemicals used :synvisc, orthovisc, Hyalgan and others. These are chemical substances that are similar to the cartilage of the knee. Some are totally synthetic and one is from the comb of a rooster. They are used as a single or series of injections into the knee to relieve pain and improve function. They are inert and have no side effects. ...Read more
If I had 4 injections of Hyalgan and it didn't help the knee pain would Synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) Eufflexa, Supartz or Orthovisc help the pain?
Unlikely: These are all similar treatments. If you failed one the others are unlikely to work. 4 injections of Hyalgan is an unusual number. Did you complete the recommended treatment? ...Read more
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
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
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
80%: 80% of patients treated with the complete series of injections will report decreased arthritic symptoms for 6 months to a year. ...Read more
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
Hyaluronic acid: Is a key component of synovial or joint fluid and other tissues in the body, nerves, skin etc, but we know of it from injections into joints that supposedly are to improve osteoarthritis. There are some studies that support this but there are also several meta analysis ( where they look at all the papers that fit criteria ) that question if it helps. Individual patients however state it may help ...Read more
Is Supartz (hyaluronic acid) beneficial for a torn rotator cuff that cannot be repaired surgically?
Get a second opinion: Most rotator cuff tears are repairable and should be fixed asap. Get a second opinion before delaying with injections. Visco injections are designed for treating arthritis, not rotator cuff tears. If you have both and will not be having surgery then it's worth a shot....so to speak. the should is an off label use of those injections. ...Read more
No: The short answer is no. As you know supartz is a five injection series. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one is one injection. If you are in the middle of a supartz regimen, i would not recommend a switch to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one. Not because of side effects, but you will not be receiving suggested dose of supartz. Viscosupplimentation success is based on several factors in my experience. ...Read more
Joint lubricant: Oil is to a car as hyaluronic acid (supartz) is to a body. As we age, the fluid in our joints becomes less effective. Supartz (purified hyaluronic acid from rooster combs) is used to help in replenishing the lubricating and cushioning effects of joint fluid. Supartz is approved for injection into the knee joint. ...Read more
Replenish aged fluid: Oil is to a car as hyaluronic acid (supartz) is to a body. As we age, the fluid in our joints becomes less effective. Supartz (purified hyaluronic acid from rooster combs) is used to help in replenishing the lubricating and cushioning effects of joint fluid. Supartz is approved for injection into the knee joint. After several injections, a patient may have less pain and better knee movement. ...Read more
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
Had lateral release, severe arthritus abaidment, loss of 75% articular cartilage of kneecap/femur, noe supartz (hyaluronic acid) inj. Whats next 40 yrs old?
Evaluation: It appears you may have isolated patellofemoral arthitis. A complete diagnosis is key. Are the medial and lateral knee compartments normal? Did you have patellar instability in the past? What is the shape of the trochlear groove, the height of the patella, etc? The treatment may range from rehabilitation to tuberosity transfer to cartilage restoration to arthroplasty--so, see a pf expert asap. ...Read more