Amniotic tissue and stem cell derived injections are being used successfully to treat condition such as Achilles tendinosis and plantar fasciitis, among other musculoskeletal injuries of the lower extremity.
Stems cells are found in amniotic fluid and tissue. These cells are capable of becoming many types of cells present in our bodies. Amniotic fluid and tissue have a high concentration of growth factors, hyaluronic acid (a component of joint fluid) anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and stem cell activators. These tissues and fluids are able to expedite recovery from injuries without prompting an immune response in the patient.
The amniotic tissue and fluid used in these injections are obtained from placental tissue and amniotic fluid, donated during elective caesarian sections.
These injectable tissues are processed and packaged by FDA registered tissue banks.
The injections are performed utilizing aseptic technique, usually under ultrasound guidance. They do not contain steroids. Injectable amniotic tissue is a good option for those individuals who are not responding to conservative treatments. If you are suffering from chronic heel or Achilles tendon pain or tendon injuries talk with us about this exciting treatment option.