GP Lower Limb Joint Injection Course

Our Orthopaedic team were proud to support the GP Lower Limb Joint Injection Course delivered by The Bon Secours Hospital Cork and held in ASSERT Centre, UCC on Wednesday the 8th of June.

With the pandemic delaying this inaugural course by two years, it was without question that demand was high for hands-on cadaveric training to enhance MSK Injection skills in the primary healthcare setting. This was evident in the attendance of 27 participants, facilitated by five expert faculty members.

The expert faculty on the day included:

  • Mr Rehan Gul, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr John O’Riordan, GP & Course Principal on the ICGP/FSEM Diploma
  • Mr Declan Reidy, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr Declan Bowler, Consultant Orthopaedic & Sports Surgeon
  • Dr Owen Cronin, Consultant Rheumatologist & General Physician

Special thanks also to GP participants for their feedback:

  • Dr Aidan Kelleher
  • Dr Tom English
  • Dr Helen Connolly

Key outputs from the day are available to view in the video below:

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About Suplasyn®

Suplasyn® is composed of sterile sodium hyaluronate solution 10 mg/ml and is indicated in the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis. It is reimbursed by the GMS and DPS. Suplasyn® is administered intra-articularly into the synovial space of affected joint (e.g. knee, hip, toe, ankle, thumb)

Joint Injection Course

Joint Injection Course

Benefits of Suplasyn®

  • > 80% of improvement of pain (VAS scores) (2)
  • Significant improvement of all functional criteria (1)
  • Significant improvement of:
    Extension ability (1)
  • Flexion range (1)
    • Suplasyn® can be efficient from the 1st injection and up to 6 months in the majority of patients *** (2)
    • Up to 6 month clinical effect on pain and functionality *** (2)
  • Optimum molecular Weight: optimum stimulation of endogenous Hyaluronic
    Acid synthesis & increased access to diseased tissue (3)

Safety: Low levels of adverse events

1. Gydek A et al. ¨Efficacy and safety of intra-articular use of Hyaluronic acid (Suplasyn) in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis¨ Przegl Lek. 2011;68(6) 307-10.

2. Petrella R J: Hyaluronic acid for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: Long-term outcomes from a naturalistic primary care experience. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2OO5;84:287- 283.

3. Vitanzo C et al. Hyaluronans: Is clinical effectiveness dependent on molecular weight? The American Journal of Orthopedics. 2006; 421-28.

What makes Suplasyn® Unique?

  • Non Avian derived, produced by fermentation

> No risk of cross species contamination

> No risk of allergy or sensitization to avian proteins

  • Highly purified, sterilized by aseptic filtration
  • Average molecular weight (500 – 1000kDa) carefully selected to

> Optimized primary mechanical and ancillary biological effects of Na-Ha therapy

(stimulation of endogenous hyaluronan production)

> Ensure easy and safe injection

  • Available in over 30 countries worldwide – Manufactured in Ireland by Mylan (Now Viatris)