Amniotic Product Treatments

What are amniotic product treatments?

Amniotic products are derived from umbilical cord and amniotic tissue from a placenta during pregnancy. This is donated by the mother after giving birth to her child, instead of being thrown away. Amniotic products contain stem cells and other growth factors that help to stimulate tissue growth while reducing inflammation. In addition, amniotic products contain hyaluronic acid, which helps to lubricate a joint and promote cartilage growth.

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What types of conditions are treated with amniotic products?

This treatment is indicated for patients with:

  • Osteoarthritis (knee and hip, as well as the lumbar and sacral spine)
  • Labral tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Achilles tear
  • Neck and spine injuries and pain
  • Sciatica
  • Epicondylitis
  • Tennis elbow/golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Hip pain

How do amniotic product treatments work?

Amniotic products have high concentrations of the fundamental cells within the human body; they differ from other orthobiologic treatments like PRP, BMAC and stem cell therapies in that these products contain a higher level of natural growth factors. They are regenerative by nature and have excellent inflammation reducing properties.

Is amniotic product therapy covered by insurance?

Amniotic product therapy is not covered by health insurance at this time.

How quickly can I get back to my regular routine after amniotic product therapy?

The injections may initially cause mild swelling or stiffness within the first week after your injection. You will need to refrain from strenuous activity and air travel during this week as well. Physical therapy is typically recommended to begin one week after treatment.

Are there any side effects to amniotic product therapy?

The injections are very safe and there are minimal side effects, such as pain and swelling at the injection site.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact West Coast Orthopedics today.

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