Amniotic Fluid Injections To Treat Painful Knees:

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Anew study conducted at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery titled, “A Randomized Controlled Single-Blind Study Demonstrating Superiority of Amniotic Suspension Allograft Injection Over Hyaluronic Acid and Saline Control for Modification of Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms” published in the Journal of Knee Surgery found clear evidence that amniotic suspension allograft (ASA) injections may be a superior anti-inflammatory treatment for knee osteoarthritis.

Amniotic Fluid Injection Treatment

If you have stubborn pain or a non-healing injury, Amniotic fluid may be right for you and may be used in the first line of
treatment, or in conjunction with other treatments such as PRP injections. Amniotic fluid is a “orthobiologic” that surrounds
a developing baby inside the mother’s womb. It plays a vital role in the fetal development and contains an abundant source
of proteins, cytokines, and growth factors. The fluid is obtained from donations made by mothers during full-term, healthy
caesarean deliveries. Amniotic fluid’s inherent cushioning surrounds and protects your injury, allowing your body time and
space to engage in active healing. Because it is also considered immune privileged, amniotic fluid treatments are unlikely
to produce an inflammatory response, making it a safer alternative than other modalities. Research has also been shown to
illustrate possible secondary benefits of treatment from amniotic fluid.
An amniotic fluid injection can be administered during a standard office visit and requires no preparation or down time.
Amniotic fluid donations are thoroughly tested for potential pathogens through comprehensive laboratory testing and
extensive medical history analysis. Once deemed safe, donated amniotic fluid is aseptically processed and terminally sterilized,
ensuring a clean and safe product for clinical delivery.
Amniotic fluid injections enhance and enable your body to repair itself by recruiting your own cells to do the work. Amniotic
fluid is noted for its abundance of constructive collagens, cytokines and elastins. The injection substance is derived from live
willing donors and does not involve any fetal tissue. In addition, the amniotic fluid material is FDA regulated and processed
in an ISO certified lab, so all major diseases are ruled out.
Human amniotic membrane is derived of the same nutrients and growth factors that facilitate fetal growth, and when injected
AF injections provide a non-steroidal mechanism to alleviate pain by helping repair your tissues and reducing inflammation.
This promotes healing while completely removing cellular material that may cause pain and localize swelling from immune
response.

Benefits of Amniotic Fluid Injections
• Pain-free, nonsurgical
• Easy, convenient procedure that takes less than 10 minutes
• Full of potent nutrients and over 200 different growth factors
• All natural and Drug Free

Expected Results
Initial improvement may be seen within a few hours of the amniotic fluid injection. However, healing is unique to your
injury and your body’s recovery. The complete reparative process can take up to 12 weeks.