Amniotic Growth Factor Therapy
What is Amniotic Fluid?
Amniotic fluid (AF) is the protective media which surrounds the amnion, the sac which encloses a developing fetus in the womb. This amniotic membrane (AM) and fluid have been found to be excellent sources of stem cells or precursor cells that have the ability to multiply and transform into cells of any tissue. Stem cells aid in the repair and regeneration of tissues and can be used to treat various orthopedic injuries and conditions.
The amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid are usually discarded after birth but may be obtained from a donor with prior consent after a cesarean section. It is then developed into a biologic therapy which can be cryopreserved or frozen for later use.
The Use of Amniotic Tissue Graft Therapy
Amniotic therapy may be used to treat wounds, soft tissue defects and joint conditions. This tissue may be applied topically or injected into deep tissues. They also contain growth factors, proteins and other extracellular components which facilitate the healing process, reduce inflammation and act as a scaffold for new tissue growth.
Sports Medicine and Pain Specialist in New York
Jaspal Ricky Singh, M.D.
Sports Medicine and Pain Specialist
Dr. Jaspal Ricky Singh specializes in a multidisciplinary approach to treat pain by integrating physical therapy and interventional techniques his care. Through the use of minimally invasive, fluoroscopic-guided spine procedures, peripheral nerve blocks, electrodiagnostic and musculoskeletal ultrasound, Dr. Singh individualizes his treatment plan with a focus on functional restoration.
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