FAQs on Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy in Colorado
The Colorado Clinic provides medical services that utilize amniotic stem cell therapy. This type of therapy greatly accelerates the natural healing process for patients who are suffering with various types of injuries and conditions, such as those involving muscles, tissues, joints, and cartilage. Through amniotic stem cell therapy they can find relief.
Amniotic stem cells are extremely versatile cells that have great regenerative powers. They are found in and harvested from the body’s amniotic fluid. These cells can differentiate, forming into specific kinds of tissues such as cartilage, muscle, skin, bone, nerves, and cardiac tissue. Because of this fact, amniotic stem cells are useful in repairing specific kinds of damage.
In addition to having some stem cells in the amniotic fluid itself, the treatment acts as a stem cell activator. It promotes one’s body to send stem cells to the area of injury.
What are the different types of amniotic stem cells?
There are various types of amniotic stem cells. Each is multipotent stem and originates from the mesenchyme. Cell types include osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells), myocytes (muscle cells), and adipocytes (fat cells). They are not pluripotent, which are the cells that have been associated with potential cancer risk.
What are the additional elements in amniotic fluid?
Additionally, amniotic fluid contains a lot of growth factors, which have been shown to be instrumental in treatment. There is also a significant amount of hyaluronic acid, which is a vital element for joint lubrication. Based on the combination of regenerative factors in the fluid, it’s a great option for therapy when it comes to arthritis, overuse conditions and sports injuries.
How are amniotic stem cells used in treatment?
At the Colorado Clinic, we use amniotic stem cells in various ways. The fact that they are so diverse allows them to become different types of cells, making them very adaptable and useful in regenerating damaged tissue, fighting immunological problems, stabilizing degenerative conditions and treating hematological situations.
Specifically, amniotic stem cells can develop into muscle, cartilage, tendons, bone, and various forms of tissue. They can be used to treat a range of conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, and slow-healing wounds. Amniotic stem cells have also shown promise in facilitating cell transplantation technology, tissue engineering, and organ transplants.
How are amniotic stem cells harvested?
Overall, the process of acquiring amniotic stem cells is fairly simple. In order to secure these cells, there is a consenting donor who allows access to their amniotic fluid after a scheduled c-section. It’s important to understand that harvesting of amniotic stem cells is performed without harming the fetus.
How are injections for amniotic stem cell therapy prepared?
The rigorous protocols for amniotic therapy injections at the Colorado Clinic follow those as outlined and regulated by the FDA. In harvesting amniotic fluid, the supplying lab’s procedure is efficient and thorough, allowing amniotic fluid that is withdrawn from the placenta to be quickly tested for safety.
It is important that any lab follow procedures in a strict manner, as the fluid that contains amniotic stem cells is very fragile and if not properly handled can degenerate quickly, making it useless.
In what manner are stem cells utilized in treatment?
Such injections may help those suffering from problems in their shoulders, hips, knees, or ankles. It may be used to relieve pain, avoid surgery, and get an injured party back to their daily physical routine. At the Colorado Clinic, we’ve found that arthritis, tendonitis, and ligament injuries respond to amniotic stem cell therapy.
What are the benefits of amniotic stem cell injections?
There are numerous benefits associated with amniotic stem cell therapy. This relatively noninvasive form of treatment offers less risk than surgery, has little to no recovery period, and is relatively pain free. Amniotic fluid contains various types of growth factors and anti-inflammatory agents, which have been shown to be effective in treating various orthopedic conditions.
Researchers have found that there are four beneficial properties that are found in amniotic stem cells. These are growth factors, which help healing progress; cytokines, which are chemical messengers that allow the cells to interact and perform properly; hyaluronic acid, which is an effective moisturizing agent; and antimicrobial properties, which can kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms.
Does this kind of therapy involve risk?
Amniotic stem cell injection therapy involves very little risk as it is relatively noninvasive and the fluid does not promote any type of rejection reaction. In addition, amniotic fluid itself is anti-microbial so it prevents infection.
Who can benefit from amniotic stem cell therapy?
At the Colorado Clinic, we have found that amniotic stem cell therapy is useful in treating various injuries, including those to bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. This type of treatment may also be used to help those who are suffering from degenerative diseases such as arthritis.
What results can be realized from amniotic stem cell treatment?
Patients may realize various positive results from amniotic stem cell therapy, including accelerated healing, a reduction or elimination of pain, and improved strength, mobility, and physical performance. Those who have been suffering from various musculoskeletal problems often enjoy better quality of life.
This probably should have been listed number one, but we saved the best for last. Amniotic fluid regenerative medicine treatment is showing benefit for the following:
- Degenerative osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow
- Back Pain due to Degenerative Disc Disease
- Tendonitis, Tendon Tears, Ligament Injury
- Non-healing Wounds
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Neck Pain
- Adhesion Barrier
- Fracture healing
- Limb Salvage
Call Colorado Clinic today to find out more about how amniotic regenerative medicine therapy can assist you!