Amniotic Allograft Injections
For patients with debilitating knee, hip or shoulder osteoarthritis, treatment options are limited: steroid injections, joint replacement surgery or physical therapy.. The Alexander Center utilizes cutting-edge treatment options like amniotic allograft (stem cell) injections to successfully treat patients with conditions like osteoarthritis, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and degenerative arthritis.
To be clear, this type of stem cell comes from the amniotic sac – not an embryo. While some people may have ethical issues with embryonic stem cell therapy, most everyone agrees that the use of amniotic stem cell therapy raises no ethical or moral questions.
How does amniotic stem cell therapy work?
Amniotic fluid treatment takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself. With amniotic stem cell therapy, our experienced nurse practitioner injects amniotic fluid containing stem cells into your body without any threat of patient rejection. This fluid has anti-inflammatory properties, however, stem cell therapy goes far beyond the benefits of standard “injection therapy.”
While cortisone and other drugs provide temporary pain relief, amniotic fluid can actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief. The growth factors and stem cells in amniotic fluid can replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, amniotic fluid injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility.
Are stem cell injections safe?
Yes. Over 10,000 injections have been performed without a single reported adverse side effect.
The use of amniotic fluid is well researched, safe, and effective. Amniotic tissue injections have been used by surgeons for over 20 years to increase healing outcomes. All amniotic stem cell donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
Am I a candidate for stem cell therapy?
Patients suffering form joint, tendon, or ligament pain may be candidates for amniotic fluid therapy. Our providers will consider this treatment option only after a detailed examination process.
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