Supartz Knee Injections: Drug-Free, Non-Surgical Treatment for Knee Pain
Is knee pain due to osteoarthritis stopping you from living an active life? Do you worry about the side effects of prescription medications or invasive surgery? If so, you may be a good candidate for Supartz knee injections.
Supartz knee injections are a non-surgical, drug-free therapy for treating knee osteoarthritis. These injections can help relieve your pain, restore lost mobility to your knee, and improve your quality of life. Our Broomfield medical clinic offers Supartz Knee Injections to treat knee pain in patients with joint inflammation due to osteoarthritis.
How Supartz Knee Injections Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain
Our joints are filled with a natural substance known as hyaluronan, which acts as a lubricant and cushion in the knee. If you have osteoarthritis, you have less cartilage to cushion your bones and your joints can end up rubbing together before deteriorating completely. Increasing fluid in the joints will provide added cushion in the knee, minimizing your pain and increasing mobility. Supartz knee injections are an injectable solution made from highly purified sodium hyaluronate, which is similar to the hyaluronan found in your joints. Supartz uses sodium hyaluronate that is extracted from chicken combs that have been certified for human use. A Supartz injection will bring much-needed fluid back to your knee joints and alleviate knee pain.
At our knee injections clinic in Broomfield, we offer Supartz knee injections in a simple, in-office procedure. Our medical team will first numb your knee with a local anesthetic. Next, our Nurse Practitioner and the team will move the fluid that is currently in your knee through a process called arthrocentesis. In the final step, our Broomfield doctors will inject Supartz into the knee joint space. In general, most patients experience minimal to no discomfort during the injection process. Following the injection, we recommend avoiding any strenuous activities for several days. Supartz treatment is approved for five weekly injections, although some patients may only need three injections depending on the severity of their pain.
Less Knee Pain and More Mobility in Broomfield
You may be a good candidate for Supartz knee injections if you have tried other treatment for osteoarthritis with limited to no success. If you have not responded to exercise, physical therapy or acetaminophen, then Supartz knee injections are a non-surgical treatment option that may be able to alleviate your knee pain. If you have been told by other medical providers that your only treatment option is surgery, Dr. Richardson and our Summit Medical Care Center team recommend trying Supartz first. Patients who receive Supartz treatments often tell us how pleasantly surprised they are by the treatment’s effectiveness. Do not schedule surgery without trying Supartz first!
Are you a good candidate for Supartz knee injections? Schedule a diagnostic appointment with our Broomfield knee injections clinic today. Let us evaluate your overall health and determine whether Supartz is right for your knee pain management needs.
Take the first step to living a life with less osteoarthritis knee pain today. Call (303) 466-3232 to schedule an appointment today.