What is Amniotic?

Amniotic tissue is one of the layers that surrounds a baby during gestation. The tissue is extremely vascular, meaning it is rich in blood and lymph cells. Currently, the amniotic products that are available do not have live cellular components.

Amniotic tissue provides a rich source of different types of growth factors that are present only during gestation. Because of its abundant vascular supply of cells, the amniotic tissue can have many different types of factors that are beneficial for growth and development.

The amniotic tissue used in therapy is processed from tissue that remains after childbirth.

At OrthoCure clinic, we only use amniotic tissue for situations when a person’s own blood or cells are not suitable for use due to the medications they are using, their medical condition, the patient suffering from anemia or from other reasons autologous tissue could not be used. Choosing to use amniotic tissue as a regenerative therapy agent is decided on by a case-by-case basis. There are inherent risks from outside facilities processing and storage protocols, which render the samples less dependable than other agents, and the possibility for infection or lack of potency of the sample exists.

Is Amniotic covered by Insurance?

Most insurance plans, including Medicare, do NOT pay for Amniotic injections.

 

What does Amniotic treatment cost?

At OrthoCure Clinic the cost of Amniotic treatment is based on the level of complexity involved in treating the given area(s). Prices range from $300 to $1200 per treatment. If two joints or areas are treated at the same time, the cost is NOT double – there is a slight increase.

Amniotic FAQs

The level of discomfort of the treatment depends in part on the area being treated. For example, injections given into a joint often are minimally uncomfortable and in some cases painless. Injections given into tendons and joint capsules tend to be more uncomfortable. There is usually moderate pain for the next few days. In cases where large numbers of injections will be completed, Dr. Hanson will perform a regional nerve block to reduce pain during and after the injection.

We provide oral sedation, aromatherapy, and oxygen to help with pain and anxiety during an injection. In addition, we have a master Reiki practitioner who is available to perform energy healing before or after a procedure.

On average, most patients start to see signs of improvement anywhere from 2-8 weeks after treatment. This can be less overall pain, an ability to do more activity before pain sets in, and/or faster recovery from pain.

Anytime a needle is placed anywhere in the body, even getting blood drawn, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and nerve damage. However, these are very rare. Other complications, though rare, can occur depending on the area being treated, and will be discussed by your doctor before starting treatment.

When using prolotherapy for the appropriate levels of degeneration, the results are very good, studies showing 80-90% success rate. Some patients experience complete relief of their pain. In the case of capsule and ligament injuries, the results are generally permanent in mild cases, moderate cases may need another round of treatments in 1-3 years.

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