SUPARTZ FX (also called a viscosupplement) is a non-surgical, non-pharmacologic therapy for knee osteoarthritis. SUPARTZ FX therapy can help relieve your pain (11) which improves your mobility (14) and gets you back to your normal activities and a productive life. (12,16)
What do SUPARTZ FX and chickens have in common?
Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in your joint cartilage and in the synovial fluid that fills your joints. In the knee joint, hyaluronan acts like a lubricant and a cushion in the knee. (11)
The goal of SUPARTZ FX is to supplement poor-quality hyaluronan in your painful knee with additional highly purified hyaluronan. SUPARTZ FX therapy is an injectable solution made from highly purified sodium hyaluronate (also known as hyaluronic acid) that is extracted from chicken combs. These are harvested from chickens that have been certified as suitable for human consumption via pre- and post-mortem veterinary inspection.
A simple in-office process
Your doctor will inject SUPARTZ FX therapy directly into your knee joint right in the office.
The whole procedure takes only a few minutes:
- 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. (12) 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.*