As cartilage and synovial fluid break down in the knee with age, osteoarthritis occurs. This causes bones in the joint to rub together as they move, which may lead to incredible discomfort. Supartz provides relief by replacing this lost synovial fluid, which provides a cushioning layer of fluid between the bones of the joint. With Supartz, Your patient’s bones can slide smoothly without grating against each other. This helps to reduce pain, inflammation, and other symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Supartz, also known as Artzal in some areas, is an injectable solution made of sodium hyaluronate that is used to treat osteoarthritis. Its form of sodium hyaluronate is sourced from rooster combs, and is similar to the hyaluronic acid found in the synovial fluid of the human body. Supartz is a viscosupplement that acts as a replacement for the hydrating, lubricating hyaluronic acid that is lost from the joints with age.