Arthrex ACP - Double Syringe
The Arthrex ACP® Double Syringe - The Innovative, Closed PRP System
Arthrex Personalized Cell Therapy is a PRP procedure which harnesses the body’s own healing and regeneration processes. PRP’s medicinal effect originates from a multitude of growth factors and signaling molecules found in platelets and blood plasma. The innovative PRP system from Arthrex allows simple preparation of clinically evaluated and proven PRP without having to compromise on safety and quality.
Speed and Simplicity
Using the Arthrex ACP double syringe, PRP can be prepared and applied within a few minutes (if used within 30 minutes of blood withdrawal, anticoagulant is not required).
Less Injection Pain
As it does not contain anticoagulants, Arthrex ACP double syringe can be injected into the patient with particularly low pain.
Certified as a medical device, the Arthrex ACP double syringe offers a closed, sterile, needle-free system for use in the practice or operating theater.
Made in Germany
The Arthrex ACP double syringe is manufactured in Germany. A quality management system in accordance with DIN ISO 3485 is in place for quality assurance.
15ml of whole blood yield approximately 5-6ml of PRP
The Arthrex ACP® Double Syringe
Rapid, Safe, and Simple Production of PRP
This system, which has been used successfully for many years, enables the production of approx. 5 - 6 ml of PRP with a platelet concentration that is about two and a half times increased over baseline, coupled with simultaneous separation of leukocytes and erythrocytes.
The clinical efficiency of this composition of PRP (ACP) has been demonstrated in an FDA-approved level 1 study, among others.
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Biologic Principles of PRP Therapy
Autologous conditioned plasma (ACP), also known as PRP, refers to an autologous plasma with a concen-trated number of platelets and in which the erythrocytes and l eukocytes have been separated out to the greatest extent.
Platelets play a central role in wound healing and regen-eration. They contain a variety of growth factors such as PDGF, TGF-ß, VEGF, and EGF, which are released follow-ing activation by thrombin or collagen, for example.
Platelet rich plasma has been clinically validated and established as a treatment concept in a wide variety of medical disciplines for a long time. PRP particularly appeals to patients looking for a natural treatment result without the use of foreign substances
In addition to aesthetic medicine, dermatology, and plastic surgery, PRP has also been used in orthopedics and sports medicine for many years, primarily to treat muscle and tendon injuries, but also in the treatment of arthritis.
Androgenetic Alopecia and Alopecia Areata
PRP injected into the scalp is a treatment option for hair loss (androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata). PRP stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells in hair follicles.
The growth factor VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) triggers neoangiogenesis and stimulates the blood supply to the hair follicles. In addition, the dormant hair follicles are stim-ulated by the growth factors released.
PRP when injected intradermally, stimulates the breakdown of sun-damaged elements of the extracellular matrix and induces the synthesis of collagen. A significant improvement in skin elasticity has been reported in a number of studies as a direct result. It has also proved possible to demonstrate a considerably higher quantity and size of collagen bundles. The synthesis of hyaluronic acid stimulated by PRP has additionally been shown to produce a volume effect and enhance skin turgor.
PRP is also ideal for combination with medical needling. Numerous studies have demon-strated how the combination of PRP and microneedling leads to better clinical results and higher patient satisfaction compared with microneedling (plus vitamin C) alone.
Wrinkles / Contours / Augmentation
PRP is well tolerated and can produce a significant improvement in wrinkles, without injection of a foreign substance, and with virtually no downtime. 12,48 The procedure is especially beneficial for finer, superficial wrinkles.
Studies also describe the successful use of PRP in combination with fat grafts. PRP supports the vascularization and thus the preservation of the fat graft, among other things.