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Offline trio123

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supartz injections
« on: February 25, 2006, 04:33:01 AM »
hi all

Just wanting to get a little info from anyone who has had supartz injections,  how long did u get relief,  And how painful are the injections,  i have had cortisone injections before and they were not that bad.  But i have heard from several people that they are very painful.  I have a high pain tolerance but i am a little scared due to the pain when getting them.  if anyone could help me out with some info i would greatly appricate it

Christina

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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2006, 08:29:40 PM »
Hello Christina~
I had the series of five injections of Supartz recently. The injection is a little uncomfortable, however I had to have excess fluid withdrawn from my knee before I was given my injections. That actually hurt more than the injection. I didn't get relief from them. I just went to the OS last week for my six week follow up appointment. Now it looks like I'm heading for another surgery. Good-luck to you I hope that the injections work for you andthat you get long lasting relief. ;)~~webbiecindy

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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006, 10:56:53 PM »
I found the Supartz injections weren't bad except for the 3rd of the 3 I had. My only theory is that my doctor injected it quite near where one of the portals from my meniscus surgery had been and I have a feeling the shot had to go through scar tissue, which made it harder to inject and hurt for longer immediatly after the shot. I got about 5 weeks of relief and now my knee is back to aching again and now I'm getting kind of a burning pain as well. I got the last shot on Jan. 5 and my doctor said that if in 4 weeks, it hurts again, to come back. 4 weeks I was okay, but by about 5.5 weeks after that last shot, it was really hurting again. I have an appointment to see my doctor again on March 15, 2 weeks from today.
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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006, 03:13:24 AM »
I had 3 Supartz injections in the Spring of 04 for my right knee.  The injections were a bit uncomfortable, the OS slurped out excess fluid before doing the injection each time as to not over inflate the capsule. 

Hmmm I think my Os was not that great at giving injections.  When he gave cortisone shots they hurt too.  I have had injections in the othger knee with a different OS that were not bad at all. 

MY right knee is doing well since those injections, still have to fight arthofibrosis but do not have pain in the lateral compartment any more.
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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2006, 03:42:17 AM »
thank you guys for your replies i go for my first injection on march 9th.  i really hope they work i a awaiting a femoral osteotomy so i hope this takes care of the daily pain until i can have the osteotomy done.

christina

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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2006, 05:20:59 AM »
Just curious as to why a femoral osteotomy rather than a tibial osteotomy?  Do you know the answer?

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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2006, 10:30:24 PM »
hi hopalong,
       
       I was told i am need a femoral osteotomy because i have oa on the outer part of my right knee, have bone on bone arthritise (sorry cant spell).  Also have a 14 degrees valgus alinegment making me knocked knee. 

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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2006, 12:35:10 AM »
Spelling is not my strong suit either and thanks for the information. I was just more familiar with the tibial osteotemy in these cases. 
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87-TTT Houser Manuver
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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2006, 03:32:44 PM »
Hi Hopalong,

I think in the case of valgus deformity the alignment is better corrected by cutting the femur. The whole mechanics of the knee are changed. I thought I was having a HTO and at the pre op we discussed going femoral.

Kat

Christina, good luck with the first injection. I hope this brings you some relief.

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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2006, 02:02:29 AM »
Cool,

My Father had a Varus which was corrected with HTO.
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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2006, 03:44:33 AM »
Hey Christina ,

How is the knee doing??? I hope the injections help.

Kat
OA lateral compartment left knee
Scope, chrondroplasty,debride, Menisectomy Jan 03 ,Hyalgan series
Lateral offloader brace
Over 30 degree valgus
Distal femoral closing wedge osteotomy 6/05
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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2006, 03:33:15 PM »
hi all,

 i just got back from my 3rd injection  and i must say that they do not hurt a bit. but i haven't felt any relief form them yet. hoping that i start to feel something soon. could someone please tell me when they started to feel a difference in there knee. 

thanks
christina

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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2006, 09:29:53 PM »
Well i just got back from my 5th of 5 injections and boy did this last shot hurt like hell.  My os's assistant have been giving me the shots and she seems to think that sense i haven't felt any pain relief that these shot ain't going to help so i have another appt in 4 weeks to discusse what to do next.  His assistant pulled up the x rays on the computer and she was so suprised to see that i have bone on bone athritis at such a young age (23).  After she saw that she said she would be very suprised if i get any relief she didn't know it was that bad.  i felt like saying why did i just go though 5 shots if they didn't expect it to help, but i didn't.  Oh well guess i just have to suck it up for 4 weeks when i see my os.  Sorry just had to vent a little.

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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2006, 02:35:57 AM »
Probably has to do with thier following treatment protocols to get to the next stage... If they didn't do the conservative stuff first they may not be able to get surgeries approved...

Good luck, vent when ya want to
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Re: supartz injections
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2006, 03:01:08 AM »
My OS said that some people start feeling better right away, but that most feel better in a month or so.  It might even take as long as two months before we feel better.  Weighing out my decision to get these.  He also said that they won't work at all if you're bone on bone.















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