PATIENT TIPS

The more information you can give your doctor about how you feel and what you can (and can’t) do, the more effective your knee osteoarthritis treatment plan will be.

Say more than “my knee hurts”

When talking to your doctor, follow the tips below and try to make your descriptions as thorough as possible. It may help to write down some observations beforehand that you can bring to the appointment.

  • Describe your knee pain in detail. Are there certain areas that hurt more than others? At certain times of the day?
  • Discuss the effects on your lifestyle. Do any specific activities cause you pain or discomfort, such as working, exercising, gardening, and/or golfing?
  • Tell your doctor about how you’ve adjusted your lifestyle to compensate for your knee pain and the results.
  • Be sure to mention any medications or treatments you have used to relieve your pain. Did you notice any difference? Were there any side effects?
  • Don’t forget to discuss the knee osteoarthritis treatment plan you develop with your doctor. Based on the information presented in this site, use of
    SUPARTZ FX early in the course of your OA pain management treatment may be effective in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Following the treatment plan is important, so ask for it in writing and bring up any concerns you have.

SUPARTZ FX is indicated for treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen. You should not use SUPARTZ FX if you have infections or skin diseases at the injection site or allergies to poultry products. SUPARTZ FX is not approved for pregnant or nursing women, or children. Risks can include general knee pain, warmth and redness or pain at the injection site. Full prescribing information can be found here or by contacting customer service at
800-396-4325.