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IRAP
IRAP (Interleuken-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) therapy is a treatment modality used to reduce inflammation in arthritic joints.  Blood is drawn and placed into a syringe containing special glass beads.  It is then centrifuged for 24 hours to increase the level of the IRAP in the serum.  This increased level blocks Interleukin-1 which has been shown to destroy cartilage.  The serum is injected into the affected joint twice weekly for a total of 3-4 treatments.  Once inside the joint, the inflammation caused by Interleukin-1 is greatly reduced.  

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