FAQ - Early OA Treatment Options

What steroid cocktail and anesthetic do you recommend to maximize efficacy and minimize chondrocyte toxicity?

This is difficult to answer because it depends on the amount of effusion on the knee and the overall surface area over which the steroids are acting.

Answer provided by: Vinod Dasa, MD

How frequently can a series of SUPARTZ be given? Does it change if using 3 or 5 injections?

There is no limit to the frequency and it is independent of the number of injections given. SUPARTZ is approved for 5 injections. Some patients may benefit from as few as 3 injections

Answer provided by: Vinod Dasa, MD


SUPARTZ is indicated for treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.

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