APS • AUTOLOGOUS PROTEIN SOLUTION

Autologous Protein Solution (APS) is an effective treatment to reduce the pain and inflammation in those suffering from osteoarthritis. Using your own blood to protect the cells within the cartilage, it’s used to potentially slow down the condition’s progression.

Whether used as a standalone treatment or in combination with the other biological treatments available at Regenext Clinic, APS can restore function and mobility and reduce pain and discomfort for those suffering from joint or soft tissue injury.

What is APS?

APS is an injection treatment which uses the patient’s blood to collect a small amount of concentrated plasma containing anti-inflammatory and healing factors. This is then injected into the affected area.

What is APS used for?

APS injections have proven to be effective at treating osteoarthritis. It isn’t a cure, but it can really help to alleviate the symptoms of the condition; improving the patient’s mobility and reducing any pain within the joint.

It has proven to be a very effective treatment for joint arthritis. After treatment, patients will feel the pain reducing effects within a few weeks. The results last for up to three years.

How does APS work?

The treatment starts by taking a small blood sample. A centrifugal device is then used to separate the blood, collecting good proteins. The blood is passed through the device twice in order to fully separate them. Once the proteins have been separated, they are injected into the affected joint.

These anti-inflammatory proteins work by triggering the immune system to start protecting the cartilage, stopping, or greatly slowing down the progression of degeneration.

What can you expect after the treatment?

Ideally, you’ll want to arrange for someone to take you home after the treatment. It’s common for patients to experience bruising and a little pain during the 48 to 72 hours after the treatment. This can be reduced with the use of analgesic or oral pain medication, avoiding ibuprofen. You should also avoid vigorous exercising for 14 days.

What are the risks and side effects of APS?

Due to the fact that APS is a natural treatment, using the patient’s own blood, there are very little risks and side effects experienced. The only risks associated with APS, are the same as those a patient may experience with any type of injection.

What benefits does APS provide?

There are several benefits associated with APS injections. These include:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved flexibility and mobility
  • Reduced inflammation and stiffness
  • Better cartilage health

How long does APS take to work?

Many patients experience the benefits of APS within a few weeks. However, it can take six to eight weeks for full pain relief benefits to be felt.

What post care is required?

Patients will need to attend a follow-up appointment, typically three months after the treatment. Ongoing support for the condition will also be provided via our clinic and helpline.

If you would like more information about the APS treatment for your condition or would like to make an appointment. Please click on the Get in Touch button and our friendly and responsive team will be delighted to chat.

CONTACT + LOCATIONS

GET IN TOUCH

REGENEXT CLINIC

64 Harley Street
Marylebone
London
W1G 7HB