posted by : Dr. Barnetton: 21 January, 2018
These types of injections are for painful knees, specifically pain from within the knee joint. Causative factors outside the knee won’t be affected directly. The intrarticular injections are either local anesthetic/cortisone mixtures or lubricating viscous products. I commonly use Supartz in a series of three, spaced a week or so apart. The most common diagnoses are chondromalacia, DJD of the knee or internal derangement of the knee with pain. These X-rays demonstrate Degenerative joint disease, with a significant loss of cartilage within the joint space. One doesn’t have to be an Orthopedist to see the collapse resulting in a “bone on bone” appearance in both knees.