ACP vs. PRP

ACP – rapid and efficient concentration of platelets and growth factors from patients’ own blood. After preparation blood is used for treatment.

ACP is more affordable, easier to use and quicker preparation time vs. PRP.

Cash Based procedure

PRP – Customizable platelet concentrations to pinpoint treatment options.

Adjustable white blood cell, platelet and injection volume makes treatment options more customizable and effective. Increased cost vs. ACP.

** Cash Based Procedure

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

Plasma is what is left when blood cells are separate from the liquid component of whole blood. Research shows plasma contains biologic factors that enhances healing. There are many applications where human serum factors are being used to enhance tissue and bone healing.

Applications for PRP injections:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament Injury
  • Tendon Injury
  • Improved Healing after Surgery

Are you a candidate for PRP injection?

  • Adult over the age of 18
  • Long history of tendonitis or osteoarthritis
  • Failed treatments such as: steroid injections, oral anti-inflammatories, physical therapy
  • Poor surgical candidate

You are NOT a good candidate for PRP if:

  • Unable to comply with the post procedures of rest
  • Unable to tolerate Blood Draw
  • Allergy to anesthetic medications (lidocaine, Marcaine)
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A specialized syringe is used to collect a Blood Specimen

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Blood is collected via the specialized syringe

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The Syringe is spun using a specialized centrifuge

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The process separates the red blood cells from the plasma.  The plasma is harvested and ready for injection.

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Ultrasound is utilized to identify the area for injection

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Localized injection for anesthesia provided

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Using the ultrasound to guide the needle, the plasma is injected into the site