ACP Joint injection therapy

joint injectionAutologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP) Therapy for osteoarthritis and sports injury is for the treatment of painful inflammation by activating the body’s own factors in the blood.

How does it work?

  1. Blood is drawn from a vein in the arm.
  2. A separation procedure extracts and concentrates the desired body substances (ACP – Autologous Conditioned Plasma).
  3. These substances are injected into the affected region.

Advantages for you

  • Outpatient procedure
  • Rapid (< 30mins) process
  • Active substance is derived from your own body and is therefore well tolerated

For ostheoarthritis

Physical activity is often restricted by osteoarthritis. Typical symptoms in early osteoarthritis include joint ache and morning stiffness as well as pain after long periods of inactivity that subsides after a short walk. These are all caused by wear and tear of the joint cartilage.

When ACP therapy may help
ACP Therapy is recommended for patients with painful mild to moderate osteoarthritis and can also provide relief in tendinitis.

For sports injuries
If you are currently in rehabilitation or being treated for a sports injury, you can support your body’s self-healing processes.

When ACP therapy may help
ACP Therapy can support the healing process in most injuries to the locomotor system involving ligaments and tendons as well as in muscle injuries and tendinitis.

ACP Therapy at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital is managed by Mr Jonathan Dearing, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee and Sports Injuries Surgeon and if you would like to find out any more information or book an appointment please call 01292 288882 or make an online enquiry.