What is an Amniotic Allograft?
Amniotic allografts, or human amniotic fluid allografts, is a type of tissue graft procedure that uses amniotic fluid to help heal injuries or reduce pain. Amniotic fluid is the liquid substance that protects and nourishes a fetus in the womb as it develops. Amniotic fluid contains proteins, growth factors, and cytokines, all of which work together to improve the natural healing process when it is injected into the injured body part or the site where a patient is experiencing pain.
Where does Memphis Regenerative Healthcare Source Their Allografts From?
Our amniotic allografts are sourced from amniotic fluid that was donated by the mother during a caesarean section (C-section) delivery of a healthy, full-term baby. The donated amniotic fluid is processed, sterilized, and tested for any diseases it could spread before being cleared for use as an allograft treatment.
What can Amniotic Allografts Treat?
Amniotic allografts can treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Carpal tunnel and wrist pain
- Elbow pain
- Foot pain
- Hand pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
And don’t forget that there is still a lot of ongoing research regarding amniotic allografts, so expect this list to continue to expand as more discoveries are made.
What are the Benefits of Amniotic Allografts?
Amniotic allografts work because the injected amniotic fluid will surround the injured tissue and protect it like a child in the womb while helping nourish and health the wound. It can reduce inflammation and scarring while decreasing pain. It’s a natural, safe alternative to surgery that doesn’t require steroids or potentially addictive painkillers that may be prescribed while recovering from an injury or surgery.
What are the Negative Effects of Amniotic Allografts?
Overall, our amniotic allografts are safe procedures with minimal side effects.
Side effects may include:
- Risk of infection at injection site
These side effects are typical of any injection-based treatment and have nothing to do with the allografts themselves, though it is possible to experience a bad reaction due to them, but such an event is exceedingly rare.
Who can Benefit From Amniotic Allografts?
Just about anyone can benefit from amniotic allografts, whether you’re 10 or 100, have a sports injury or suffer from degenerative disease or chronic pain.
To determine if you’re an ideal candidate for amniotic allografts, contact Memphis Regenerative Healthcare today for more information or schedule an appointment.