Supartz® injection therapy, also called Supartz JFT (joint fluid therapy), is a form of viscosupplementation that helps to lubricate the knee joint and mitigate the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group offers these therapeutic injections of hyaluronan, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the articular cartilage of your knee and in the synovial fluid that lubricates the joint, in our state-of-the-art orthopaedic clinic.
The Board-certified doctors at our orthopaedic and sports injury center in Tampa may recommend Supartz injection therapy as part of a broader non-surgical treatment regimen that may include:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Opioid analgesics
- Physical therapy
- Corticosteroid injections
- Assisted mobility devices
- And others
Supartz knee injections are generally administered on a weekly basis, and some patients may benefit from as few as three shots. Local anesthetic may be used to numb the knee prior to injection, and this type of viscosupplementation can be administered right in our clinic.
For many patients in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, Supartz injection therapy delays the need for surgery, but in some cases a procedure like total joint replacement may be necessary. Contact Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group today to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors who evaluate your condition and determine if you are a candidate for Supartz shots.