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.
Viscosupplimentation. This is one of the many medications that are injected into the knees to help lubricate the joint to help reduce pain from arthritis. They can be safe and effective in mild to moderate arthritis.
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.
Knee lubricant. Normal knees have a high level of hyaluronic acid to increase the viscosity of the fluid in the joint. Arthritic knees have a low level and the fluid in the knee is more like water than oil. Supartz is one type of injectable lubricant to increase hyaluronic acid levels in the knee joint. This usually decreases the pain and increases the function of the arthritic joint.
It can work. I have been using orthovisc injections for several years with good success. I prefer that brand of hyaluronic acid shot. I have many patients who have gone 1-1/2 years after a series of shots if the shots don't help then you probably need a knee replacement.
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.
Any new procedures for medial knee pain, without a total arthroplasty or the supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections? I have taken all injections.
Yes. Knee osteotomy has three goals: to transfer weight from the arthritic part of the knee to a healthier area to correct poor knee alignment to prolong the life span of the knee joint knee osteotomy is used when you have early-stage osteoarthritis that has damaged just one side of the knee joint. By shifting your weight off of the damaged side of the joint. Check it out.
Partial knee. If your arthritis is limited to the medial compartment (the inner half of the knee joint), you may be a candidate for a partial knee replacement (uni-compartment knee). X-rays will help determine if this is the right choice for you. Robotic-assisted makoplasty partial knee replacement is an option for you.
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.
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.