Amniotic Fluid Joint Preservation Treatment
Although rejuvenating joint health is the ultimate goal of joint preservation treatments, the immediate concern for patients is relief from pain and discomfort. Age, injuries, disease and genetic abnormalities can cause damage to cartilage and bone. Amniotic fluid injections offer a nonsurgical solution for patients who are suitable for the treatment.
In the majority of cases where a patient is experiencing chronic or recurring joint pain, the issue relates to damaged cartilage. Over time, cartilage suffers wear and tear. Although this is a natural result of aging, injury or disease can speed up the process and cause issues in an affected joint. When severe cartilage loss or damage does occur, treatment may include replacement of the joint. However, joint preservation involves minimally invasive options that can halt the progression of wear and tear.
Benefits of Amniotic Joint Preservation Injections
Amniotic fluid gives a growing fetus much of what it needs in the mother’s womb. Rich with stem cells, hyaluronic acid and a number of beneficial hormones, amniotic fluid is a highly effective healing solution. The amniotic fluid that is used in joint preservation injections is generously donated by new mothers.
Once it has been purified, amniotic fluid can be injected directly into specific areas of a damaged joint. Stem cells aid in the body’s natural healing process, helping cartilage to recover from damage more effectively. Hyaluronic acid not only helps cartilage to heal but can repair connective tissue.
Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can use amniotic fluid injections in combination with other treatments at our California practice. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds aim to provide patients with individualized treatment plans that are affordable and effective.
If you would like to learn more about amniotic fluid injections at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, contact our practice today to book a consultation.