One of the most exciting medical breakthroughs that has been gaining popularity is regenerative medicine. Earlier pain treatment was confined to masking the pain, but now with regenerative medicine, pain is managed by stimulating the growth of new cells and repairing the damaged tissues.
Regenerative medicine combines the latest medical technology with the body’s natural tendency to repair and heal itself. One of the new advancements in regenerative medicine is amniotic fluid regenerative cell therapy, which has a tremendous potential to repair musculoskeletal conditions. Stem Cell Institute of America has been assisting physicians in providing information about regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy to people who need a non-surgical pain treatment option.
Although amniotic fluid regenerative cell therapy has gained prominence quite recently, it has been in use for 70 years now as an effective interventional pain management option. The amniotic membranes have been known to be used in the following areas:
- Treating wounds caused during plastic surgery
- Healing corneal injuries
- Promoting spinal fusion during surgeries
Amniotic Fluid Stem Cell Therapy
Amniotic fluid stem cell injections have been used extensively with no adverse events recorded. There have been plenty of promising reports of using these injections to treat tendinosis, tendinitis of the rotator cuff, elbow tendons including golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow.
These injections have been gaining popularity as a preferred treatment for arthritis as well. It has also been used by surgeons as a supplement for surgical repair and regrowth of ACLs, rotator cuff tendons and Achilles tendons. There is enough evidence of the effectiveness of this therapy to prove that it is a safe, simple, yet effective mode of treatment. The consultants at Stem Institute of America will be happy to give you more information on amniotic fluid regenerative cell therapy.
Basics of Amniotic Fluid Stem Cells
Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy is derived from the amniotic fluid. This is the fluid which surrounds the baby during pregnancy. The amniotic fluid is usually discarded after the birth of the child. For amniotic fluid stem cell therapy, the fluid is obtained from consenting donors. These cells have regenerative properties and can help in repairing cartilage and bone.
Properties of Amniotic Fluid Stem Cells
A concentrated level of regenerative cell activators is present in amniotic fluid. It has been reported that amniotic fluid has more than 10 times the concentration of growth factors than platelet rich plasma that stimulates cellular growth and repair of tendons, bone, muscle, cartilage and ligaments. The growth promoting factors facilitate tissue regeneration and repair, thereby reducing inflammation. The cytokines present in the fluid help relieve the pain through its anti-inflammatory properties. The healing process is natural and there are no steroids involved. Another component of the amniotic fluid is the hyaluronic acid. The fluid – if injected in the joint – can relieve pain and inflammation. Amniotic fluid is naturally regenerative, and its injection does not cause any negative response or rejection in the body.
Benefits of Amniotic Fluid Regenerative Cell Therapy
The benefits of choosing an amniotic fluid regenerative cell therapy is that the healing process happens naturally in the body. Each growth factor released has a specific role in the cellular process that promotes healing and tissue growth. The components of the amniotic fluid initiate proliferation of muscle, bone, ligaments, tendons and cartilage cells, and promote matrix formation to create a stronger cartilage, tendon, bone, and ligament.
How Amniotic Fluid Regenerative Cell Therapy Works
The amniotic fluid regenerative cell therapy gives the body an opportunity to repair itself. As a response to your body’s natural healing process, the amniotic cells develop into new tissues like bone, muscle, cartilage or blood cells.
The amniotic regenerative cell therapy is an out-patient procedure. The patient can return to low impact function the same day. The amniotic growth factors are made to enter the body through injections just like corticosteroid shots. Through ultrasound, proper placement of the cells is monitored. After injection, the patient may complain of mild pain at the injection site for 48-72 hrs. The pain gradually decreases once the growth factors in the amniotic fluid start kicking in to heal and repair the damaged tissues and cells.
Amniotic regenerative cell therapy is placed at the forefront of treatment options for pain. It represents a non-invasive option for chronic pain and it is safe to use in variety of pain including back pain, joint pain, neck pain, nerve pain, etc.
Clinical Outcomes of Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy
Amniotic fluid regenerative cell therapy has been extensively studied and the studies clearly point out the benefits of using this therapy. With just one injection, patients can be relieved from pain and their mobility is increased.
Are you a candidate for amniotic stem cell therapy?
If you are suffering from any of the following ailments, you are a candidate for amniotic fluid stem cell therapy:
- Tendinitis of the hip, shoulder, wrist, elbow, knee and ankle
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Back and neck pain
- Soft tissue or intra-articular injuries including meniscus and cartilage
- Achilles tears
- Tendon or ligament tears
- Wound healing
- Joint pain in the knee, shoulder, fingers, wrist, ankles or toes
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow
- Hip pain
- Sacroiliac pain
Stem Cell Institute of America partners with the best physicians to educate people on regenerative medicine and how it can help you live a better quality of life. If you think you could be a candidate and would like to have more information about amniotic fluid stem cell therapy, make an appointment with Stem Institute of America today. Our consultants will be happy to help you!