supartz and meniscal tear

Question

Is the series of shots of Supartz a treatment for a torn menmiscus.

Answer

No, Supartz does not treat a torn meniscus.  It is a joint lubricant, so it can help reduce pain associated with chronic damage to cartilage from osteoarthritis.

Joan Bathon, M.D.

About Joan Bathon, M.D.

Dr. Bathon was a Co-Deputy Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Hopkins Bayview. She was also the founder and director of the Hopkins Arthritis Center.