Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Kush™?
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 Kush™ work?
A. Kush™ uses precisely sized micro-particles for optimal joint spacing and for easy intra-articular injection with 18-23 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 Kush™ last?
A. The demonstrated Kush™ effects are long-lasting. Veterinarians are reporting that the positive, cushioning effects typically last about 12 months, depending mostly on activity levels. The Kush particles gradually resorb into the surrounding synovial tissue.
Q. Has Kush™ been studied?
A. Five plus years of Kush™ case studies provided positive veterinarian testimonials. No adverse effects have been observed or reported other than some mild, short-term injection site responses.