Synergistically combines the complementary clinical effects of A-PRP and HA to provide added benefit for OA patients. 2
A-PRP: the patient’s platelet concentrate prepared with CellularMatrix, provides an autologous resevoir of growth factors from the patient’s blood.
Platelets are key factors in hard and soft tissue repair mechanisms 1. They provide essential growth factors, such as FGF, PDGF, TGF-ß, EGF, VEGF, IGF, which are involved in stem cell migration, differentiation and proliferation. Additionally,also stimulate fibroblasts and endothelial cells to induce new extracellular matrix deposition and neo-vascularisation respectively.
Plasma contains many factors essential for cell survival including nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes, growth factors (such as IGF and HGF), and proteins. Among the proteins, the molecules vital for the coagulation process and for the fibrin polymer formation will serve as a scaffold for cell migration and new tissue generation.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a major component of synovial fluid contributing to joint homeostasis.
Immediate formation, in one easy step, of a cell-friendly HA network in which platelets are dispersed, using a system which is specifically approved for preparation of the HA / A-PRP association.
CellularMatrix is a Medical Device that contains 2 ml of natural, non crosslinked, HA at a concentration of 20 mg /ml (40 mg total), in addition to the thixotropic cell-separation gel and the sodium citrate anticoagulant solution.
Cellular Matrix A-CP-HA - Medical Device Class III - CE0086
Intended Use : Device used to prepare intra-articular injections for symptomatic treatment of articular pain and mobility improvement.
The study involved 100 symptomatic patients with knee cartilage degenerative lesions (Kellgren Lawrence scale grade 0 to III). Fifty patients, who had previously unsatisfactory clinical response to HA alone, were treated with IA injections of autologous CM-PRP-HA combination that was repeated 3 times with 3-week interval, while the other 50 patients were treated with IA HA injections. 3
Both A-PRP and HA have been extensively used to improve lubrication, modulate inflammation and modify the joint catabolic micro-environment, aiming not only for reducing clinical symptoms, but also interfere with OA progression. 3
CellularMatrix offers several advantages in the treatment of OA: HA creates a bioactive scaffolding through which the platelets progressively release their GFs to the target site. A-PRP does not negatively affect the mechanical, elastic or viscous properties of HA. 2
A French multicentre, prospective study, in patients with knee joint OA, shows that 3 injections of 2ml of A-PRP + 2ml of non-cross‐linked HA (CellularMatrix) represent a new medical alternative to knee surgery after failure of HA alone.4
Number of patients: 71 4
CellularMatrix provided significant pain relief and functional improvement in 87.3% of patients who had an unsatisfactory clinical response to previous therapy with HA alone. 4