What is it?
Regenexx SCP is a concentrated, purified form of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) that is made by hand by a technician trained by Regenexx head office. Each dose is individually tailored to each patient, taking into account their age and the target tissue treated.
Regenexx-SCP contains many more platelets than other commercially available forms of PRP made using kits or automated machines, but is free of red or white blood cell contamination.
The patient procedure is the same as for PRP but more blood is required, and a technician performs every step ensuring the PRP mixture is as pure and free of contaminants as possible.
PRP has been shown to help relieve pain by assisting the healing process of musculoskeletal tissues. This treatment is used for many common injuries and degenerative conditions including ankle sprains, tendonitis, common ligament sprains, rotator cuff tears, and even tennis elbow. It can help reduce pain due to osteoarthritis, and assists with healing of injuries to the knee, shoulder and hip.
PRP has also been shown in independent journals to delay the progression of early stage osteoarthritis and relieve the symptoms for up to 6 months. Higher concentrations of PRP appear to have more beneficial effects.
While most commercial methods of preparing PRP can concentrate platelets to about 4 to 5 times the level found in whole blood Regenexx SCP can easily be concentrated 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.
How much time does it take?
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.
Will it help me?
Regenexx SCP can help many people with joint pain, ligament strains and minor muscle or ligament tears. It can reduce the pain associated with repetitive minor injuries and accelerate healing allowing better performance, and can reduce or stop the need to take anti-inflammatories or pain killers. It forms part of a total treatment program including activity modification and a good diet.