In our last Blog post we explained the difference between Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Cytokine Rich Plasma (CRP). CRP contains the optimal levels of growth factors without the red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), and platelet membranes. It also contains a natural bio-scaffold (ECM) with three times the levels of plasma protein levels needed for scaffold production contained in PRP.
CRP has advantages in non-surgical orthopedic injection treatments for tendons, ligament, muscle and arthritic joints because it does contain optimal levels of growth factors and cytokines, like “Interleukin IL-1ra antagonist”, which has demonstrated in studies and in clinical use to be a powerful pain reducer especially in arthritic joint disease.
“In patients with osteoarthritis in the knee, ACS injections demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in pain scores compared to hyaluronic acid and saline injections. While these results are preliminary, it does appear that levels of IL-1ra higher than found in circulating blood can provide clinical benefit”.
The following Case study is positive evidence of the use of CRP in a patient who had five knee surgeries facing the early stages of Osteoarthritis.
This 36 year old patient underwent 5 knee surgeries for a fully torn ACL and four cartilage tears in both knees at various times. He presented with pain and decreased mobility and could not even bend down when trying to line up a putt. Listen to the patients results after just two treatments with CRP. Click on the link below to hear his story.
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