Amniotic Tissue Allograft Therapy

At Advanced Spine and Pain Centers, we specialize in regenerative treatment methods. Our doctors are board-certified in pain management and trained in various regenerative treatment methods. Contact us today to see if you are a good candidate for regenerative injection treatments – (612) 207-7463.

Background on Amniotic Tissue Allograft

Human Amniotic Fluid Allograft is an acellular product that is used for numerous medical purposes including degenerative orthopedic conditions, chronic wounds, and acute sports injuries allowing patients an alternative to steroid injections and surgery. It is designed to enhance your body’s ability to heal itself. Amniotic fluid is rich in many nutrients, with hundreds of growth factors, cytokines and proteins that can be beneficial in helping to regenerate damaged tissues.

The amniotic fluid products that we source come from one of the oldest tissue banks in the country which has been thoroughly inspected by the FDA. This product is obtained from volunteered-pre-screened-healthy donors who have been extensively tested for disease. Amniotic fluid is obtained during full-term live Caesarean births.

Amniotic Fluid Allograft provides a matrix that helps address acute inflammation as well as long-term degeneration issues, ultimately leading to fewer cases that go on to surgery and more cases that may return to full function and normal daily activities. This product is usually not a covered service but in certain instances it may be covered by your insurance.

Pre-procedure Planning, and What to Expect During the Procedure

You should stop taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) seven days before the procedure, and you should not take these medications again for seven days afterward. Common examples of these medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and indomethacin. Tylenol and acetaminophen are ok to continue. NSAIDs may potentially interfere with many regenerative products like PRP, Amniotic Fluid, Exosomes, and Bone Marrow Aspirated Concentrate by blocking the action of some of the growth factors or activated platelets. For lower-extremity injections, we strongly recommend having someone with you to drive you home. If you had an MRI scan performed within the past year, it is critical that you bring the radiology report and/or images to your appointment so the scan can be reviewed for an appropriate target prior to the injection.

Returning to higher-level activities such as running, cycling, golf, weight training, etc., will be directed by your referring physician and physical therapist if one is involved. It is expected that it will take up to 6-8 weeks to adequately assess your response to the therapy. Please make an appointment with your referring physician at that time to assess your progress and help us collect systematic data that will be useful for research and benefit future patients.

Schedule an Appointment

Human Amniotic Fluid Allograft injections offer an excellent alternative to steroid injections and surgery for many patients. Reach out to us to see if you are a good candidate for this therapy. Our double board-certified pain management physicians have decades of experience and will work with each patient to create a custom care plan so we may provide the highest possible level of service: (612) 207-7463.