Knee Pain Injections
What are knee pain injections?
This non-operative, outpatient procedure is designed to provide relief for patients with arthritis of the knee. The technique allows the physician to inject an inflammation-reducing steroid with maximum accuracy.
Knee Pain Injection Procedure
The physician swabs the knee, injects a numbing medication and positions a special X-ray device called a fluoroscope.
Finding the Target Area
The physician injects the medication into the knee joint
Injecting the Medication
The rear of the syringe is removed from the needle and a syringe filled with a local anesthetic and steroid is attached. The physician injects the medication into the joint. The local anesthetic serves to provide you with a immediate pain relief while the steroid serves to reduce inflammation of the joint, leading to more long term relief.
End of Procedure
The local anesthetic and steroid solution in the knee joint will reduce inflammation and pain. The injection can be repeated if necessary.
Supartz Injections to Relieve Knee Osteoarthritis
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
Supartz, a solution of sodium hyaluronate, is one of the hyaluronates used in viscosupplementation.
Supartz is injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of synovial fluid (i.e., joint fluid). The sodium hyaluronate used in Supartz is extracted from chicken combs. Sodium hyaluronate is a polysaccharide which contains repeating disaccharide units of glucuronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine.
A simple in-office process
Your doctor will inject SUPARTZ FX therapy directly into your knee joint right in the office.
Your doctor may use a local anesthetic to numb your knee.
Your doctor removes the fluid that is currently in your knee joint with a process called arthrocentesis.
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.