Woodstock Supartz Injections

Woodstock Supartz Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis.

Supartz is one of the hyaluronates used in viscosupplementation. It’s a solution of sodium hyaluronate. Woodstock Supartz injections into the knee joint help to restore the cushioning and the lubricating properties of the synovial fluid (i.e., joint fluid).

The sodium hyaluronate used in Supartz knee injections is extracted from the chicken combs. Sodium hyaluronate is a polysaccharide that contains repeating disaccharide units of N-acetylglucosamine and glucuronic acid.

How Does Supartz Injections Work?

The hyaluronic acid in synovial fluid in your knee joint becomes diluted and breaks down when you’ve knee pain from osteoarthritis, and therefore, reducing its natural properties. This occurs due to increased inflammatory processes that degrade the cartilage in the knee.

As a result, this inflammation causes the pain receptors to fire during normal movement. The pain tends to force you to limit your movements, which in turn causes further deterioration of the quality of the synovial fluid and joint structures.

Movement is essential for normal synovial homeostasis. It’s a vicious cycle, and you will find their symptoms worsen gradually and the quality of life compromised.

Woodstock Supartz Injections Is an Easy and Quick Process

Dr. Kal, our top chiropractor at Advanced Health Solutions, will inject Supartz directly into your knee joint right. Our chiropractor may use a local anesthetic to numb your knee.

Dr. Kal will remove the fluid that’s in your knee joint in a process known as arthrocentesis, and then he will inject Supartz into your knee joint space. The chiropractor may ask you to avoid any strenuous activities for a couple of days after the injection. Many patients experience little or no discomfort during the treatment.

Supartz Warnings and Precautions

Supartz shouldn’t be administered to a patient with known hypersensitivity to sodium hyaluronate products. A lot of caution should be maintained when treating patients with known allergy to eggs, avian proteins, or feathers. Patients with a skin disease or an infection in the specific area where the injection would be administered shouldn’t be treated with Supartz.

The effectiveness and safety of Supartz haven’t been established in lactating women, nor pregnant women. Its use hasn’t been studied in children as well.

Common Side Effects of Supartz Injections

Common side effects associated with Woodstock Supartz injections include:

  • A headache
  • Back pain
  • Joint pain without inflammation
  • Injection site reaction
  • Non-specific pain

Transient pain or swelling can occur in the joint that’s been injected with the Supartz. We advise patients to avoid weight-bearing or strenuous activities within the 48 hours after the injection.

The Bottom Line

An analysis of five clinical trials revealed no significant difference between Supartz injections and control groups in terms of side effects. While clinical studies have upheld the safety of Supartz and the other viscosupplements, the effectiveness has been debated.

Regarding its effectiveness, a Cochrane Review concluded that viscosupplementation is more effective than placebo, but other studies fell short on proving that Supartz injections provide significant pain relief.

Woodstock Supartz Injections

At Advanced Health Solutions, we offer safe, effective and affordable Woodstock Supartz injections. If you’re suffering from knee osteoarthritis, Dr. Kal can help you. Don’t suffer alone! Call us today at (770) 212-3991 or use the contact form to schedule an appointment.

Woodstock Supartz Injections

Woodstock Supartz Injections

 

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