About Amniotic Fluid Therapy
In recent years, scientists and physicians have discovered the tremendous benefits of Amniotic Fluid (AF) in treating pain and as an alternative to surgery. There are no living stem cells in amniotic fluid but it has an extensive array of other regenerative molecules and components contained in the fluid to enhance your body’s ability to repair itself.
Amniotic Fluid is donated by healthy, consenting mothers undergoing scheduled Caesarean sections. This donation does not affect the baby, the mother or the delivery process. After being donated, the fluid is processed, sterilized and frozen. The fluid is provided in this frozen state to best deliver active biologics at the time of treatment.
Amniotic Fluid is considered “immunologically privileged”, meaning that it does not elicit an immune reaction such as rejection. It can therefore be injected without the need to match blood types. AF contains more than 200 growth factors, collagens and proteins that stimulate healing and reduce inflammation.
How it Works
A very small dose of amniotic fluid is injected into the affected area. Ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance is frequently used to ensure precise delivery.
The injection activates over 200 growth factors, collagens and proteins that stimulate healing and reduce inflammation. The high concentration of hyaluronic acid in AF protects joints by providing cushioning and lubrication, and stimulating cell growth and blood vessel formation to promote healing and to slow chronic degeneration.
You’ll typically be able to resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Some localized soreness, redness and discomfort at the site of injection may be felt for a few days.
Amniotic Fluid Can Treat:
- Spinal injuries, neck pain and back pain
- Knee, hip and shoulder pain
- Elbow, hand, wrist and foot pain
- Soft tissue injury (Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis)