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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insurance will not pay for supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections they will cover orthovisc or euflexxa which is more effective and less side effects?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer