Alpha-2 Macroglobulin (A2M) is a type of Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine treatment that can be helpful for the pain, stiffness, swelling and restricted range of motion caused by Osteoarthritis. A2M is a master inhibitor of enzymes that degrade cartilage in joints. It is secreted by many cells in the body and is found in the plasma of blood. It is one component of platelet-rich plasma that can be isolated from plasma in a centrifuge. A2M can protect joints and is key in changing a degenerative environment inside a joint to one where cartilage cells can thrive.
By using injections of highly concentrated Alpha-2 Macroglobulin (A2M) it is possible to achieve not only symptomatic relief of arthritis pain, swelling, stiffness and restricted motion, but to actually slow and even reverse the progression of the degenerative joint disease process. Alpha-2 Macroglobulin (A2M) injections work by binding to the substances produced in your joints that cause cartilage to degrade over time and thus prevent their degenerative effects.
If you are seeking a minimally invasive alternative to surgery to allow you to return to normal daily activities, a fit and active lifestyle or perhaps perform better in the athletic and sports activities you wish to enjoy, Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine treatment with platelet rich plasma (PRP) may be the best option for you.
If you, a family member or friend would like to learn more about Alpha-2 Macroglobulin please Schedule an Appointment with Regenerative Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist Daniel Southern, M.D. in Danbury or Wilton in Fairfield County Connecticut by calling 203-456-5717.
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