What can you tell me about hyaluronic acid?

Fluid inside joint. Hyaluronic acid is distributed thougout the body including connective tissue. It is in the highest concentration in fluids in the eye and joint. It is in joint fluid. It bathes the knee, gives nutrition to the cartilage, cushions the joint. When a joint gets disease the hyaluronic fluid beome abnormal. One of the treatments for degenerative arthritis is the injection of hyaluronic acid.

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

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. Read more...
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...