A2M stands for Alpha 2 Macroglobulin, which is a naturally occurring protein found in your blood plasma. A2M circulates in the plasma portion of your blood. PRP, for example, does not have A2M in it. Though your blood has some A2M, concentrated A2M can only be accomplished by a special concentrator. By collecting your blood and processing it through a multi-phase centrifugation and filtration system, a concentrated volume of A2M can be collected. The concentrated plasma is injected under expert Ultrasound Guidance to ensure the accuracy of treatment. This type of therapy is often injected into areas where it is difficult for blood to naturally go, thus promoting soft tissue and bone healing in difficult-to-heal areas.
The desired end result of Alpha 2 Macroglobulin injection therapy is a functional repair of an injured or degenerative joint cartilage, allowing it to bear greater mechanical stress during activity without pain. It can be successfully applied for the management of arthritic and degenerative conditions, such as Osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common health problems. The procedure can be done in our office with limited downtime.