The human amniotic membrane derived from the placental tissue of a mother during delivery contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can be used for healing. The collection of the amniotic membrane requires the consent of the mother and is subsequently processed in an FDA facility, making it ethically sound and safe.
Amniotic Membrane Healing
So, how exactly does amniotic healing work? If you look at the amniotic membrane under a microscope, you will see the extracellular matrix of proteins, collagen, biologically active cells (stem cells), and regenerative molecules.
The amniotic membrane is often used in wound healing. Inside the amniotic membrane are properties that play a role in wound healing, such as the epithelium, basement membrane, and stroma. It is the stroma that contains hyaluronic acid and cytokines that reduce inflammation. The layers also have angiogenic, antimicrobial, and antifibrotic properties. In addition, regenerative molecules are also present in the amniotic membrane, essential for growth and healing.
Amniotic membrane promotes healing and inhibits inflammation and scarring, which can be particularly useful in orthopedic treatments.
The Benefits of Amniotic Membrane Healing
Here are the characteristics of the amniotic membrane that doctors harness to not only accelerate wound healing but to also treat orthopedic injuries:
- Contains significant growth factors and antibacterial properties
- Relieves pain caused by wounds and injuries
- Enhances and accelerates the wound healing process
- Non-immunogenic and won’t be rejected by the body
- Provides biological barrier and matrix for cell migration and proliferation
- Reduces inflammation and scar tissue formation
Amniotic Healing Delivery Method
The way amniotic healing is delivered to treat orthopedic injuries is by injecting a fluid mixture containing amniotic membrane cells into the damaged joint or tissue. The healing of the targeted site begins instantaneously as the amniotic fluid stimulates the repair of the injury. Patients report an improvement of symptoms in just a single session, and inflammation gradually goes down after the treatment.
Amniotic healing through tissue injections may be used for chronic orthopedic pain that does not respond well to conservative treatment methods. It may be used to treat joint pain caused by arthritis, pain in the lumbar region of the spine, cartilage tears, and sports injuries, such as tennis elbow and golfers elbow.
Everyone recovers differently, however, most people see improvement in symptoms in as little as eight weeks. It is possible to achieve complete healing from symptoms associated with your orthopedic injury through amniotic healing therapy.
Amniotic Healing Therapy in Austin, Texas
All-Star Orthopedics of Austin is excited to offer highly advanced stem cell therapies for the treatment of orthopedic pain and injuries, including amniotic healing. We use state-of-the-art treatments to help delay or avoid invasive surgery, whenever possible. Our goal is to solve your orthopedic problems and get you back to a normal lifestyle and to the activities you enjoy the most.
Schedule a consultation with our orthopedic specialists today by calling (512) 346-4933 or submit an appointment request now. We look forward to helping you soon!