Viscosupplementation Injection: SUPARTZ THERAPY
ARE YOU TIRED OF LIVING WITH KNEE PAIN, or ARE YOU LOOKING TO AVOID KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY?
Surgery is NOT always the answer. There are NONSURGICAL options available!
Millions of people suffer from knee pain in this country, and many of them have been told that they need an immediate knee replacement. While it is true that some people might indeed need surgery, MOST patients have not tried all of the nonsurgical knee pain relief treatments that are available. In fact, a lot of patients are scared of surgery, and are looking for alternative treatments but they are unsure of where to go.
Knee pain has a lot of causes, but most often it is due to arthritis , or inflammation of the joint. When this occurs there is a lot of friction in the knee joint which leads to pain and swelling. Nonsurgical knee pain relief treatments are designed to reduce pain and swelling.
What is Supartz Therapy , or as some people call it , a rooster comb injection ?
Viscosupplementation (Rooster Comb) Injections: These injections are a great treatment for knee pain. They are made from a natural substance called hyaluronic acid that has almost no side effects. They act like a lubricant in the knee and reduce both friction and pain. These injections can be seen advertised in the newspaper , and on TV. When they are used, they can sometimes delay or prevent a knee replacement. These injections are done in a series of 3 shots, and have no down time. This is also a same day procedure that is done in the office, rather than in the hospital.
What to Expect with Supartz Therapy
– There are a series of 3 injections, 1 week apart.
– These injections have been shown to improve knee pain due to arthritis, and can sometimes have long lasting effects.
Is Supartz Therapy covered by insurance?
Almost ALL insurance carriers (including Medicare) will cover the cost of the injections, although you may have to pay your “percentage” based on whatever type of healthcare plan you carry. Medicare will usually cover these injections in full , with no out of pocket costs to the patient.
At Wake Sports Medicine we focus entirely on nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments to relieve knee pain, promote healing, rehabilitate, and prevent future injuries. We also strongly feel that the key to a long and healthy lifestyle is to stay active, and our staff will make every attempt to return patients to the recreational and competitive activities that they enjoy.