Amniotic fluid injections show significant improvement for arthritis sufferers
Amniotic fluid injections are an innovative treatment for foot and ankle pain that can eliminate the need for steroids or surgery. In this treatment, amniotic stem cells are injected near damaged tissues and help them regenerate.
Human amniotic membrane (HAM) consists of two conjoined layers, the amnion and chorion, and forms the innermost lining of the amniotic sac or placenta. When prepared for use as an allograft, the membrane is harvested immediately after birth, cleaned, sterilized, and either cryopreserved or dehydrated. This product is formulated either as a patch, which can be applied as a wound cover, or as connective tissue extractions, which can be injected.
Fresh amniotic membrane contains collagen, fibronectin, and hyaluronic acid, along with a combination of growth factors. HAM is considered nonimmunogenic and has not been observed to cause substantial immune response.
Injection of amniotic fluid or amniotic fluid‒derived cells is currently used as a treatment of osteoarthritis and plantar fasciitis.
Contact our offices Laurel Foot & Ankle Center or Northern Virginia Foot & Ankle Associates and schedule an appointment today to learn more about Amniotic Fluid Injections for your feet and to find out if type of innovative treatment is right for you.