Amniotic fluid is highly concentrated in stem cells, proteins, cytokines and other important compounds, which are one some of the most fundamental cells in our bodies. Studies have shown this fluid to be naturally regenerative and can reduce inflammation and scars. Amniotic fluid is the fluid surrounding a fetus in pregnancy. During most pregnancies, this fluid is thrown away after birth. Now, however, consenting mothers of cesarian section babies can donate this fluid because of it’s amazing regenerative process. It is important to note, these cells come from the amniotic sac and are not part of the embryo.
What Benefits Can This Treatment Offer?
Amniotic stem cell therapy is a very safe and effective treatment. There is no risk of rejection in the patient. The fluid contains the growth factors that help to stimulate tissue growth, stem cell activity and naturally reduce inflammation. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which acts as a lubricant and promotes cartilage growth.
Who Is A Candidate For Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy?
This treatment is ideal for patients suffering with one of the following:
Joint pain in the knee, shoulder, hip, fingers, wrist, ankles or toes
Soft tissue or intra-articular injuries including meniscus and cartilage
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow
Tendon or ligament tears
Achilles Tendon Tears
If you are interested in this new regenerative treatment, schedule an appointment with our office today and speak to Dr. Mullen about whether you are a candidate for amniotic stem cell therapy.