Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma injections AMPP

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What are Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma injections (AMPP®)?

Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma injections (AMPP®) use the body’s natural capacity to repair damage using cells from adipose (fat) tissue and blood. Adipose tissue has powerful reparative properties which can be used to target degeneration. AMPP is an innovative procedure that combines Lipogems® and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. By harvesting fat and platelets from the patient’s own body the risk factors are low and cells in the damaged area are encouraged to repair and regenerate using the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

AMPP is an effective form of pain relief that can be used as an alternative to invasive surgical procedures. It can help to increase movement in painful joints and can be used in place of physiotherapy, anti-inflammatories or steroid injections. It is minimally invasive, with no major incisions or lengthy recovery times. The procedure is suitable for treating all large joints in the body.

“Gradually my knees felt better — there was soon no pain at all. I was astonished. I no longer limped and only felt occasional pain at night after a long day.”

What do Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma injections (AMPP®) involve?

The Lipogems® procedure uses innovative technology to separate out regenerative cells from the patient’s own fat tissue. These are then re-injected into the area affected by pain to help repair damage and relieve pain. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) involves extracting platelets from the patient’s blood and re-injecting them into injured areas to promote healing.

AMPP is carried out in the clinic and takes around an hour. It is a straightforward four-part process that entails:

1. Fat Harvesting
After sedating you and administering local anaesthetic, a small incision (less than 1cm) is made in your thigh or abdomen. The plastic surgeon removes fat from the area using a water-assisted suction tool.

2. Blood Sample
For the PRP procedure, a small sample of blood is taken from your arm by an anaesthetist. This is no different to undergoing a blood test. The sample is placed into a centrifuge to separate out the platelets. The injection is then prepared.

3. Processing
The Lipogems® system is used to separate out regenerative cells from your fat tissue. Nothing else is added and no changes are made to the cells.

4. Injection
Once the fat cells and blood sample have been processed and combined, the AMPP injection is given using ultrasound to guide it into the right location.

Why might I need Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma injections (AMPP®)?

AMPP is used to treat a range of different conditions including:

  • Injuries that restrict movement or certain health conditions.
  • Painful joints causes by arthritis, osteoarthritis or joint degeneration.
  • Damage to tendons, ligaments and muscles.

How long does it take to recover?

The procedure takes around an hour. You will normally be asked to arrive an hour beforehand and you should be able to go home within three hours.

What is the long-term impact of Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma injections (AMPP®)?

More than 30,000 patients around the world have had Lipogems® and the procedure has a good success rate. In AMPP, it is combined with PRP which has been used for more than 20 years to treat injuries and relieve the pain of arthritis and other degenerative conditions. It works by intensifying your body’s own natural healing processes, helping you to heal faster and more effectively.