Arthritis is a serious condition that has the ability to affect a patient’s life for years to come. When left untreated, it can cause serious problems, such as putting an end to one’s quality of life. It is typically used for patients suffering from osteoarthritis.
At Covington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, we are proud to offer patients in the Covington and Metairie, Louisiana area the groundbreaking A2M treatment for arthritis sufferers. A2M, or Alpha 2 macroglobulin, is a therapy that helps prevent further tissue breakdown that is typical of arthritis.
Alpha-2-Macroglobulin (A2M) is a naturally occuring molecule found in your blood that acts as a powerful protector against cartilage breakdown. A2M attaches to and removes the destructive enzymes, called proteases, that damage cartilage cells and tissues in the joint space. The A2M injection is derived from your own blood and contains a concentrated dose of 6X more A2M than what already occurs in your blood naturally. The goal of this is to provide the necessary amount of A2M to bind and remove destructive proteases associated with cartilage cell and tissue breakdown within the joint space. This treatment can be helpful in patients who have not had as much success with previous cellular therapy procedures.
At Covington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, we recognise that not every arthritis sufferer may be right for Alpha 2 macroglobulin (A2M) therapy. This is why patients suffering from arthritis in the Covington and Metairie, Louisiana areas are always encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr Darr, who will be happy to go over their potential treatment options, including Alpha 2 macroglobulin (A2M) therapy.