What is Arthrex ACP?

What is Arthrex ACP?

The Arthrex ACP (Autologous Conditioned Plasma) Double-Syringe System allows for rapid and efficient concentration of platelets and growth factors from autologous blood. In the Arthrex ACP System, white blood cells (WBCs), specifically neutrophils are not concentrated.

What is the difference between ACP and PRP?

Autologous-conditioned plasma (ACP) treatments are a type of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) regenerative medicine treatments. While the blood drawing process is a little different, the end result is the same. When you have an injury, your body sends lots of healing proteins called “growth factors” to the injured area.

What is autologous conditioned Plasma?

Autologous Conditioned Plasma is a concentration of platelets and growth factors created from a small amount of your own blood. Increased levels of growth factors improve signaling and recruitment of cells to an injury site and optimize the environment for healing.

What are platelet-rich plasma injections?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

What is conditioned plasma?

Autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) (also called platelet rich plasma therapy) is a concentration of platelets and growth factors created from a small amount of your own blood. Our platelets have an important role in the natural healing of wounds as they contain various natural growth factors.

Is platelet rich plasma injection FDA approved?

Although the equipment used to produce PRP and the injections themselves have been cleared by the FDA, this procedure is considered investigational and has not been officially approved by the FDA for most uses. Since PRP is a substance derived from one’s own blood, it is not considered a drug.

How long has PRP therapy been around?

The concept of PRP began in the 1970s in the field of hematology, which is the study of blood. This term was coined so that hematologists could define blood that had a higher platelet count than normal blood.

How long has PRP been around?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) was originally developed in the 1970’s and was first used during an open heart surgery in the late 1980’s. Its use was expanded into maxillofacial surgery to aid in wound healing in patients who underwent reconstructive jaw surgery for cancer in the early 1990’s.

What are the side effects of PRP?

What Are the Side-Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

  • Pain in the Injured Area. Some people who’ve undergone PRP therapy complain about an acute ache or soreness in the spot of the injection.
  • Infection.
  • No Improvement in Injured Area.
  • Allergic Reaction.
  • Blood Clot.
  • Skin Discoloration.