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Any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

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

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What is it like to have pain relief from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

What is it like to have pain relief from supartz (hyaluronic acid) 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 (hyaluronic acid) injections?

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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tell me about supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections for knee pain?

Tell me about supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections for knee pain?

What you like to: 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

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

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

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

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What can you tell me about supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections for knee pain?

What can you tell me about  supartz (hyaluronic acid) 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 (hyaluronic acid) injections for knee pain? Does it work?

Has anyone had or know about supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections for knee pain?  Does it work?

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

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