What Is Amniotic Fluid?
Amniotic fluid consists of the cells and surrounding fluid in the womb. It contains the building blocks necessary to facilitate cell growth and reconstruct damaged tissues.
This fluid generally contains the following components that are useful for regenerative medicine:
- • Growth factors
- • Carbohydrates
- • Cytokine proteins
- • Amino acids
- • Essential molecules
What Are Amniotic Injections Made Of?
Amniotic injections consist of amniotic fluid taken from within the amniotic membrane. It is processed to create a concentrated form of amniotic fluid.
Some injectable amniotic fluid solutions include scaffolding proteins. This helps heal the body and provides guideposts for future regenerative therapies.
How Is Amniotic Tissue Processed for Treatment?
Our amniotic fluid products are derived from tissue donated by healthy women who have given full-term live births via C-section.
All donors have been screened for diseases and other eligibility requirements. Our products are processed using strict protocols to ensure they are free of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that could cause disease.
The products created from the amniotic fluid retain the viability and beneficial characteristics of the original source material.
What Is Recovery Like After Amniotic Fluid Injections?
You may experience minor swelling, redness, or sensitivity around your injection sites for several days. However, these symptoms should not be more severe than the condition you are being treated for.
When Will I See Results?
Most patients start to notice results after eight to 12 weeks.
How Is Amniotic Fluid Treatment Done?
When you come in for treatment, your pain specialist will identify the areas where amniotic injections will be most effective. They will communicate with you to determine the best treatment plan and answer your questions about the procedure.
The procedure involves a thin needle that injects the solution into the targeted area. Our experts at the Advanced Relief Institute will use an ultrasound or X-ray system to guide the needle into the correct area.
Most patients require between one and three injections depending on the size of the structure treated.