“I look forward to helping you live the most healthy, active, and pain free life possible. The advances of medicine in last decade have transformed the way we view the aging process, longevity, and quality of life.”
- Dr. Mitchell
SUPARTZ Joint Fluid Therapy (also called a viscosupplement) is a non-surgical, non-pharmacologic therapy for knee osteoarthritis. Supartz injections contain Hyaluronic Acid, which acts as a lubricant for the knee joint. Supartz reduces the friction between the bones in the knee and can last in the joint for up to 6 months. The injections are given in series of 5 weekly doses, with many patients experiencing significant relief after 3 injections. At KSMC we combine sport medicine and physical therapy treatments that have been clinically proven to improve the effects of the treatment.
PRP therapy involves using your own platelets in your blood to promote healing, reduce pain and inflammation. Platelets have been found to contain growth factors which are proteins that have been found to contain powerful healing properties. To perform the procedure, a vial of your blood is collected and the platelets are isolated by a simple spinning procedure done in the office. Once the platelets are isolated, they are injected into the knee joint. Many professional athletes are turning to PRP as a method to enhance the recovery of damaged joints and ligaments and regenerate cartilage.
Corticosteroid injections have been used for many years to treat painful inflammatory conditions in joints and ligaments due to their potent anti-inflammatory properties. Although highly effective for short term relief, corticosteroids are not indicated for long term management of knee arthritis, and should be reserved for acute episodes of pain and inflammation.