New Regenexx-SCP Platelet Infographics
Distilling a bunch of scientific lab data into one page for patients can be tough. Having said that, it’s also helpful to have a summary of the information that we use to base our clinical decisions in a format patients can easily digest. Hence, I’ve been trying to get our published, yet to be submitted, and validation data on various cell based procedures into an “infographic” format. The most recent entries as of this weekend are for the Regenexx-SCP procedure, our new Regenexx-SCP Platelet Infographics. SCP (which we have called both “Stem Cell Plasma” and “Super Concentrated Platelets”) has always been different from PRP. Platelet rich plasma comes in many different forms, with most physicians being concerned about the presence or absence of white blood cells (WBCs). There’s a brewing controversy over whether WBCs are good, bad, or neutral to the effects of a platelet rich plasma treatment (PRP). We think the discussion should also be about RBCs (red blood cells), as we’ve always noticed that having more RBCs around inhibits stem cell growth in culture. As both of these inforgraphics show, patients should be knowledgeable about the color of the PRP they’re being injected with as well as which machine is used to create the PRP. Red PRP isn’t compatable with maximizing stem cell growth, which should be the goal of all PRP. After all, when PRP is injected into a damaged tissue, it’s the local repair stem cells that will orchestrate healing, so the purpose of PRP is to stimulate these local cells. In addition, our data has shown that not only do most bedside centrifuges (the inexpensive machines most doctors use to make PRP) produce red PRP, but they also only concentrate platelets 5-10 times above baseline. However, our lab data shows you can get much more stimulation of local repair stem cells if you concentrate further, something you need a lab to do. I hope you enjoy these two summaries of our SCP lab data!