Regenexx SCP (Super Concentrated Plasma) is a concentrated, purified form of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) that is made by hand.
This process is undertaken by a technician who has been trained by the senior call biologist at Regenexx headquarters in Denver. Regenexx SCP contains many more platelets than other commercially available forms of PRP made using kits or automated machines and is free of red or white blood cell contamination.
The patient procedure is the same as for PRP, but more blood is required. When it is being processed a technician performs every step manually ensuring the PRP mixture is as pure and free of contaminants as possible.
Regenexx-PRP is free of red or white blood cell contamination
PRP has been shown to help relieve pain by assisting the healing process of musculoskeletal tissues. It can help reduce pain due to osteoarthritis, and assists with healing of injuries to the knee, shoulder and hip.
PRP has been shown to delay the progression of early-stage osteoarthritis and relieve the symptoms for up to 12 months. Higher concentrations of PRP appear to have more beneficial effects.
PRP has been shown to assist with healing in both ligament injuries such as ankle sprains[1,2], and tendon injuries such as patella tendinitis and tennis elbow.
Most commercial machines that produce PRP can concentrate platelets to about 4 to 5 times the level found in whole blood whilst the Regenexx SCP process can easily concentrate to 16 to 20 times the level found in whole blood, if needed. Also, because each dose is made by hand in a laboratory there is no contamination with red or white blood cells, both of which can stimulate damaging inflammation when released into a joint.
Regenexx SCP takes about an hour to produce once the blood has been drawn. It can be injected back into the area of need as soon as it is ready, or stored for injection later in the day.
It is advisable not to do too much activity for the rest of the day but patients can drive to and from the appointment and attend to their own care.
Patients can resume their normal sporting activities within the next few days with maximal pain relief appearing after 10 days in joints and a few weeks in soft tissue injuries.
You don't have to live with an injury or pain. Contact us to find out if a PRP / SCP procedure is suitable for your condition.
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