Research has shown the benefits of combining various Orthobiologics treatments with each other. This can enhance the effect of the treatment and improve the long-term outcome of the procedure. Some examples of combination therapy include:
ACP-SVF: ACP-SVF combines the known benefits of the blood product Platelet-Rich Plasma/PRP (also called autologous conditioned plasma - ACP) with the regenerative potential of adipose derived stem cells (also known as autologous stromal vascular fraction - SVF). It has been suggested that this combination is a promising approach for tissue regeneration. Adipose derived stem cells are easy to collect and can differentiate into different cell types such as bone, fat, cartilage and muscle. Adding the growth factors, cytokines and other bioactive substances from PRP/ACP to the SVF provides a synergistic effect that promotes the proliferation and differentiation of the adipose derived stem cells.
Lipogems and PRP: The benefits from combining Lipogems and platelet rich plasma/ PRP are similar to those from ACP-SVF. The Lipogems treatment provides adipose derived stem cells and stem cell precursors. Adding the growth factors, cytokines and other bioactive substances from PRP/ACP to the Lipogems provides a synergistic effect that promotes the proliferation and differentiation of the adipose derived stem cells.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and HA (Hyaluronic Acid): PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma is made from the patient's own blood and is rich in platelets, cytokines, growth factors and other bioactive substances. HA/Hyaluronic Acid is a thick concentrated gel made of natural joint lubricants. Both PRP and HA have proven benefits in the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis. Recent research has shown that combining PRP with HA can result in better pain and symptom relief for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Our experts at the Orthobiologics Clinic are happy to discuss the potential benefits of combination therapy procedures with you.