Amniotic Fluid Injection

Amniotic fluid injections provide pain relief for conditions by regenerating and healing tissue. Patients have reported improved pain relief and repair for the following:

WHY IS AN AMNIOTIC FLUID A BETTER SOLUTION?

It is a natural, non-steroidal solution to reduce pain and encourage tissue regeneration.

It helps promote the repair and rejuvenation of soft tissue, intraarticular injuries, cartilage, menisci and joint injuries.

WHERE DOES THE AMNIOTIC FLUID INJECTION COME FROM?

An amniotic fluid injection is a graft derived solely from pure amniotic fluid, obtained from an elective, full term cesarean section delivery. All donors provide consent and are screened per FDA/AATB guidelines to ensure the fluid is free of disease or infection.

HOW DO AMNIOTIC FLUID INJECTIONS WORK?

Amniotic fluid contains different naturally occurring growth factors which stimulate cellular growth. This stimulation promotes healing, proliferation and cellular differentiation. They also contain some proteins and substances that lead to tissue repair or regeneration of tissue.

IS THE AMNIOTIC FLUID INJECTION PAINFUL?

There is minimal to no pain involved in the injection since it is introduced through a very small needle.

CAN I GO BACK TO MY USUAL WORK OR DAILY ACTIVITIES?

 Typically you are able to return to work the same day. Your physician will instruct you on any restrictions based on your specific injury.

HOW MANY INJECTIONS ARE NEEDED?

The number of amniotic fluid injections needed depends on the type and severity of your injury. Your physician will determine the number of injections you should receive and the best timeline.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS AND AFTERCARE FOLLOWING ALLOGRAFTS?

Allergic reactions are extremely rare because they do not contain the antigen that alerts your body to a foreign substance. The treatment process is short and performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure site may be red and sore to the touch and may last for 2-3 days. After treatment you may be given instructions for a form of physical therapy.

If you are interested in more information, please call Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care at 972-596-1059 to schedule a visit with one of our board-certified physicians.

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