What is SUPARTZ?
Your doctor has determined that the knee pain you are experiencing is caused by osteoarthritis and that you may be a candidate for non-surgical, drug-free, pain-relieving SUPARTZ joint fluid therapy.
SUPARTZ joint fluid therapy is used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis of the knee in patients who have failed to get adequate relief from simple painkillers or from exercise and physical therapy. SUPARTZ joint fluid therapy is a solution consisting of highly purified sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronan). Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in the body and is a common constituent of connective tissues and the thick, viscous fluid (synovial fluid) found in joints. Hyaluronan acts like a lubricant and shock absorber in synovial fluid of a healthy joint. Osteoarthritis reduces your synovial fluid’s ability to protect and lubricate your joint. Read More
SUPARTZ joint fluid therapy is administered by an injection once a week into your knee for a total of five injections. Your doctor may recommend a local anesthetic prior to injection of SUPARTZ joint fluid therapy to minimize the possible discomfort associated with an injection. Read More
Joint fluid therapy is covered by most insurance plans. The procedures for reimbursement vary from payer to payer and even from policy to policy within a payer. Many require that your doctor provide Supartz joint fluid therapy at the office.