Viscosupplementation

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WHAT IS SUPARTZ FX?

SUPARTZ FX (also called a viscosupplement) is a non-surgical, non-pharmacologic therapy for knee osteoarthritis. SUPARTZ FX therapy can help relieve your pain which improves your mobility and gets you back to your normal activities and a productive life.

HOW DOES SUPARTZ FX WORK?

Your doctor will inject SUPARTZ FX therapy directly into your knee joint right in the office.

The whole procedure takes only a few minutes:

  1. Your doctor may use a local anesthetic to numb your knee.

  2. Your doctor removes the fluid that is currently in your knee joint with a process called arthrocentesis.

  3. Your doctor injects SUPARTZ FX into the knee joint space.

Your doctor may ask you to avoid strenuous activities for a couple of days following the injection. Most patients experience little or no discomfort during the injection. If you’re concerned about the injection, talk to your doctor about ways to reduce any mild pain that may occur.

SUPARTZ FX treatment is approved for 5 weekly injections, but some patients may benefit from only 3 injections.*