Tri-State Orthopaedics provides the Pittsburgh region with the most advanced orthopaedic care for sports-related injuries, general orthopedic problems and occupational injuries.Jack Failla, Victor Thomas, Paul Liefeld, Brian Jewell, Mark Langhans, Steve Kann, Steven Kann, Jeff Kann, Jeffrey Kann, Gerard Werries, John Christoforetti, Mike Pagnotto, Michael Pagnotto,Physician, physicians, surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic doctor, orthopedic physician, bones, ortho, Pittsburgh, North Hills, Seven Fields, Fox Chapel, Robinson Twp, Tri-State Orthopaedics, sports medicine, orthopaedic, orthopedic, orthopedics, board certified, surgeons, fellowship training, team physician, tristateortho, tri-state physical therapy, TSPT, ACP, PRP, therapy, EMG, nerve conduction studies,hand, finger, wrist, elbow, upper extremity surgery, minimally invasive surgery, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, foot, ankle, foot, toe, injuries, pain, athletic injuries, shoulder, knee, arthroscopic surgery, hip, repair, reconstruction, total joint replacement, revision surgery, spine, back, neck, fracture care, fractures, DJD, degenerative joint disease, mini-incision surgery, micro-surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational injuries, Sprain, Strain, Bursitis, Tendon, Tendinitis, Tendinosis, Instability, Impingement Syndrome, Minimally-Invasive Surgery, Micro-Surgery, Arthroscopy, Knee Scope, Shoulder Scope, Synvisc, Supartz, viscosupplementation, injections of the knee, joint injections,Rotator Cuff Tears, Bankart Tears, SLAP Tears, Biceps Tendinopathy, Subacromial Impingement, Adhesive Capsulitis, Frozen Shoulder, Arthritis, Rotator Cuff, Labral Bankart Repair, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Reconstruction, Subacromial Decompression, Medial Lateral Epicondylitis, Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Ulnar Neuritis Entrapment, Distal Biceps Ruptures, Cartilage Ligament Injuries, Minimally Invasive Epicondyle Release, Elbow Arthroscopy, Ulnar Nerve Transposition, Biceps Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, Tendon Injuries, CTR, Carpal Tunnel Release, Mini Incision Carpal Tunnel Release, Trigger Finger Release, Wrist Arthroscopy, CMC Arthroplasty, Tendon Reconstruction, Labral Tears, Hip Bursitis, Femoroacetabular Impingement, FAI, Hamstring Injuries, Gluteus Medius Tears, Hip Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Bursectomy, Tendon Repair, Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Arthroplasty, Revision Total Hip Replacement, Open surgery, closed surgery, Arthroscopic Hip Surgery, Labrum Repair, Labrum Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Repair, Gluteus Medius Tears, Meniscus Tears, MCL, ACL Tears, Ligament Injuries, PCL, Cartilage Defects, Quad Ruptures, Knee Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Total Knee Replacement, Cartilage Transplantation in Knee, Disc Herniations, Degenerative Disc Disease, DDD, Vertebral Fractures, Micro-Discectomy, Laminectomy, Cervical Fusion, Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Kyphoplasty, Ankle Sprains, Achilles Tendinitis, Achilles Rupture, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Foot Deformity, Arthritis, Bunion, Hammer Toe, Claw Toe Deformity, Cartilage Injury, Tendon Repair, Ligament Repair, Reconstruction, Bunionectomy, Ankle Arthroscopy, Ankle Replacement.
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In-Office Services
Visco
Visco-supplementation Injections

Visco-supplementation including Synvisc, Supartz, Hyalgan and Euflexxa injections, are given in our office to treat knee pain associated with osteoarthritis. These injections enhance the lubricating fluid of the knee and can be repeated every 6 months for pain relief, as prescribed by your treating physician. The following steps must be taken before we can start your injections:

  1. Once you agree to proceed with the visco injections prescribed by your physician, our office will order the injections through a “specialty pharmacy” which is designated by your insurance plan.
  2. Most insurance plans require that you pay your deductible / co-insurance in full before your order can be processed and delivered. Therefore, you may receive a telephone call or letter from the assigned specialty pharmacy to confirm your coverage. (Please respond to the call/letter to expedite the ordering and approval process). After confirmation, the pharmacy will ship the injections to our office. These steps are required by your insurance company and it may take the specialty pharmacy up to a month to process and deliver your order. We appreciate your patience.
  3. When your injection order is delivered to our office, we will contact you immediately to schedule the injection appointment(s). We cannot schedule your appointment until we receive your injection(s) from the specialty pharmacy. During your appointment, the injections will be administered by a Physician’s Assistant (PA) in our office as directed by your physician. In addition, we often use in-office ultrasound guidance for a more precise needle placement for the injection.

This process may take up to 4-6 weeks.
We will call you to schedule as soon as your injections arrive in our office. If you have any questions please contact our Injection Coordinator at (412) 369-4000, ext 332 or via email at injections@tristateortho.com