Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the KUSH™ System?
A. It is an IA injection of sterilized, hydrogel micro-particles that are wet, slippery and spongy. Our patented technology allows novel self-assembly of elastin, collagen and heparin to mimic cartilage extracellular matrix in both form and function. The KUSH particle components are natural, animal based, and tightly cross-linked together to form a strong matrix material that resists enzymatic degradation, inhibits immune cell recognition, and thus, avoids the need for allergy pretesting.
Q. How does the KUSH™ System work?
A. The KUSH System uses precisely sized micro-particles for optimal joint spacing and for easy intra-articular injection with 20-23 gauge needles. KUSH particles are too large to seep through synovial membranes, allowing long duration of their slippery cushion effects to reinforce the joint's articular cartilage and ameliorate or preclude the cartilage defects that cause pain to limit motion.
Q. How long does the KUSH™ System last?
A. The demonstrated KUSH System effects are long lasting. Veterinarians are reporting that the positive "KUSHioning" effects typically last about 12 months, depending mostly on activity levels. The KUSH particles gradually resorb into the surrounding synovial tissue.
Q. Has the KUSH™ System been studied?
A. Five years of KUSH System case studies provided positive veterinarian testimonials. No adverse effects have been observed or reported other than some mild, short-term injection site responses.