What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells have been used by doctors in the surgical and wound care settings for years for the enhanced healing and improve surgical outcomes. There have been more than 120, 000 different type of soft tissue stem cell allografts using in eye surgery, dental surgery, orthopedic surgery and wound care. Use of amniotic stem cell use dates back over 100 years. In recent years, stem cell therapy and its benefits have become more accessible and available in the clinical setting. Stem cell therapy and technology is increasing popular in the treatment of sports and soft tissue injuries. Sports and soft tissue injuries are one of the most rapidly developing areas of stem cell investigations. Stem cells are being investigated to speed healing, reduce scarring/fibrosis, heal structures that previously could not be healed and relieve pain.
Sports and soft tissue injuries can sideline you from your favorite activities – and many traditional treatments can keep you out of the game for long periods during rest, recovery from surgery, or rehabilitation after procedures. Sports injuries may include bone breaks, fractures, and bruising; joint injuries like dislocations, separations, and post-injury arthritis; soft tissue injuries to muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage, and other connective tissues and injuries caused by overuse like plantar fasciitis. Sports and soft tissue injuries can take a long time to heal, or never fully heal at all. Stem cell therapy provided by AmnioFix gives sports and soft tissue injury patients an alternative to conventional medicine- with proven results.
Family Footcare P.C offers Amnio Fix, which is amniotic stem cell injection designed for soft tissue/sports injuries of the foot and ankle. AmnioFix is a good option for a patient, that has been diagnosed with soft tissue injury or sports injury and who is not interested in surgery but have not found relief through more conservative options like cortisone injections, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and bracing.
What Is AmnioFix?
AmnioFix is human amniotic membrane graft and is composed of growth factors, which are powerful agents that are capable of stimulating cellular migration, cellular growth, cellular duplication and cellular differentiation. In other words, the growth factors contained in AmnioFix signal local cells to help heal the damaged injured tissue. Amniofix amniotic membrane is supplied in a powder form so physicians may deliver the benefits through an injection.
How It Works:
Soft Tissue injuries (examples Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis) are often caused by either a trauma or overuse of the affected area. Micro-tears in the tissue form and become inflamed and the scar tissue may form and impede a full recovery. Conservative treatments options usually help heal the injury but if additional treatment is necessary, you may consider AmnioFix injection therapy. AmnioFix contains those natural occurring agents (growth factors) that reduce inflammation and scar tissue formation and enhance healing of micro-tears in the soft tissue.
What to expect after my treatment?
The entire AmnioFix treatment process is very short and is generally performed right in the office under ultrasound guidance. Patients who undergo stem cell therapy for their soft tissue injury report a reduction in their painful symptoms and increase range of motion and increased mobility. Stem cell therapy helps to quickly reduce soft tissue inflammation, and many patients see improvements in 1 to 2 weeks. Anti-inflammatory and healing results of the procedure last 2 to 3 months and many patients see gradual improvement in their condition over time.