What are Supartz FX Injections?
SUPARTZ FX (also called a viscosupplement) is a non-surgical, non-pharmacologic therapy for joint 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.
When you have joint osteoarthritis, the hyaluronic acid (HA) in the synovial fluid in your temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) or knee joint becomes diluted and breaks down—reducing its natural properties. This is associated with increased inflammatory processes that can degrade the cartilage in your knees or TMJ.
Osteoarthritis, or OA, refers to the breakdown, or degeneration, of cartilage and fluid that cushion and lubricate the bones in your joints. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, but osteoarthritis of the knee and TMJ are the most common types, affecting more than
10 million Americans.
This inflammation causes pain receptors to begin firing during normal movement. The pain tends to cause joint osteoarthritis that causes patients to limit movement which can lead to further deterioration of joint structures and synovial fluid quality because movement is required for normal synovial activity levels. This process can become a vicious cycle as the disease becomes progressively worse and quality of life is severely compromised for patients.
Breaking the Cycle
SUPARTZ FX treats joint osteoarthritis by providing temporary replacement for the inadequate synovial fluid in your joint, which is an underlying cause of your pain. Unlike oral analgesics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that affect all parts of your body, SUPARTZ FX specifically targets the osteoarthritis in the joint. In addition, treatment with hyaluronic acid such as SUPARTZ FX has the largest effect size for both pain and function as compared with other non-surgical treatment options such as NSAIDS and steroids.
Why Use Supartz FX?
SUPARTZ FX therapy is safe, effective and affordable. Multiple clinical studies have shown that SUPARTZ FX consistently improved joint pain due to osteoarthritis, and reduced the pain by 50% from baseline in some patients. Although it is recommended that patients have 1-3 serial SUPARTZ FX injections over six weeks, pain relief has been reached in some patients after just one injection that can last up to six months. More than 300 million SUPARTZ FX injections have been successfully administered worldwide to treat joint osteoarthritis. Treatment with SUPARTZ FX injections can be tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient, so that you can get back to your life with decreased pain and increased activity.
Start Feeling Better Today!
Dr. Farrell has been treating TMJ with osteoarthritis with SUPARTZ FX for several years and most patients have significant improvement with a decrease in their symptoms beginning with the first injection. Call our office to schedule an appointment to start decreasing your pain now.