Alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M), or A2M injection therapy, uses proven scientific techniques and natural healing methods to treat osteoarthritis at its source. It is used to prevent cartilage breakdown in patients, promote tissue growth, and support the overall restoration of an affected joint.
A2M is a broad spectrum multi-purpose protease inhibitor, a powerful chemical in destroying proteins that cause arthritis, that captures and inactivates the three major chemicals that lead to joint breakdown and cartilage damage. A2M is used to biologically clean out your joint space and provide a healthier environment for repair.
Due to its large size, A2M cannot make it into the joint in high enough concentrations in certain circumstances, which can lead to chronic pain and the collapse of the joint. New technology allows doctors to use a highly concentrated injection of A2M into your joints to absorb the enzymes trying to digest cartilage.
A2M injections are minimally invasive and don’t require the use of a risky general anesthesia or invasive surgery. If you would like more information about this and other treatments available at Parker Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, contact our office at 806-350-2663.