Who is a good candidate for restorative therapy?
Anyone who’s experienced chronic foot and heel pain and has attempted other conservative measures without success. Amniotic membrane therapy is a minimally-invasive alternative to surgery.
Is the treatment painful?
Patients tend to experience some discomfort in the first few days following the injection. The pain, however, is not severe enough to impact their daily routines.
What is the recovery time?
Though patients will be required to wear a boot for a week, there is no downtime. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after the stem cell therapy procedure.
Are there any adverse reactions?
Out of the 750,000 clinical applications administered to date, not a single adverse reaction has been reported. The product is immunologically-privileged; that is, it won’t trigger a response from a patient’s immune system. Therefore, it doesn’t matter a patient’s age, race, or physical condition, they will not experience any complications.
When will I see results?
Patients tend to notice improvement after a few weeks. Full results take 6-8 weeks to develop.
Where does the amniotic tissue come from?
It comes from the amniotic membrane tissue of healthy babies born by Cesarean-section. The growth factors from the membrane are extracted, analyzed, sterilized, and processed into an injectable application.
What’s the difference between amniotic stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma is a time-consuming process that involves having a patient’s plasma extracted from their own blood and injected back into them. Unless a patient is young and in near-impeccable shape, it will not improve their condition.
For amniotic stem cell therapy, the injectable growth factors are taken from the nutrient-rich amniotic membrane of recently-born babies; therefore, the cells are young, healthy, and unadulterated. There are no adverse reactions and the treatment has a 100% success rate.
Why won’t my insurance carrier cover this service?
While insurance carriers in several states have already researched the benefits of amniotic stem cell therapy and began classifying it is a covered service, the newness of this medical advance means that it may be a while longer before Florida follows suit.