We are excited to introduce a new service that will benefit our patient suffering from pain associated with arthritis and joint damage. Our nurse practitioner and medical doctor are now able to provide injections to deep joint pain and loss of function.
The injected substance is very similar to human synovial joint fluid and is called hyaluronic acid. The other names that are commonly used are Rooster comb, Cocks Comb, sodium hyaluronate, Supartz™ and others. We will be using the trademarked formulation known as Supartz®. This joint regenerative treatment is FDA approved and medicare reimbursable.
Who Can Benefit?
If you suffer from pain in your knees or other large joints that is the result of osteoarthritis, old injuries or loss of normal joint function due to degeneration, you may be a candidate for a series of joint injections designed to improve joint range of motion, decrease pain and increase synovial fluid. Knee pain and joint pain can remove your drive for life, create blocks to your achieving your goals, reduce function and set you up for a future surgery. Ignoring the knee pain will not make it go away!
Does it Hurt?
The area of injection is numbed prior to the injection so there is not pain associated with the injection. There can be some redness and swelling in the joint following the procedure, but this is usually mild and subsides quickly. If you experience other symptoms, please return to the office to have them evaluated.