Amniotic Fluid & Growth Factor Therapy
Amniotic Fluid & Growth Factor Injections
Amniotic fluid is a potent source of bioactive and growth factors that participate in tissue healing and remodeling. Our clinical experience to date is that this has been the most potent and effective injection for tissue inflammation and arthritis treatment we have seen in thirty years, with no known negative reactions. We usually combine amniotic fluid with PRP and lubricating hyaluronic acid to increase the efficacy of each compound.
What is PRP?
PRP or platelet-rich plasma is a component of your blood which contains the growth factors critical for tissue healing. To obtain PRP, we draw venous blood from the arm, spin the blood, and concentrate the platelets. The platelets release growth factors when injected into the tissues. This concentrate is then injected into the tissue or joint. We often combine the growth factors with hyaluronic acid, a natural lubricant.