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The amazing team at Diablo Foot and Ankle offers AmnioFix Injection technology, which is an all-natural injection therapy designed for soft tissue injuries in the foot and ankle. AmnioFix is a good alternative for patients who are not interested in surgery or steroid injections, but have not found relief through more conservative options like physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and bracing.
AmnioFix is composed of growth factors, which are powerful agents that are capable of stimulating cellular migration, cellular growth, cellular duplication and cellular differentiation. Some growth factors contained in AmnioFix signal local cells to help heal the damaged tissue.
Benefits of AmnioFix included:
- Enhancing healing
- Acting as a barrier
- Reducing scar tissue formation
- Helps with inflammation
What Does the Process Involve?
Soft tissue injuries often occur following trauma to or overuse of the affected area. Micro-tears in the tissue then begin to form and become inflamed and the scar tissue may form and prevent a full recovery. Although conservative treatments options usually help heal the injury, if additional treatment is necessary you may consider AmnioFix injection therapy. AmnioFix contains natural growth factors that reduce inflammation and scar tissue formation as well as enhance healing of micro-tears in the soft tissue.
AmnioFix injections are performed in the office as an outpatient procedure.
The History Behind Amniotic Tissue
Amniotic tissue has been used to treat injuries since the early 1900's and is considered very safe. Amniotic membrane has been the subject of many scientific publications evaluating its use in:
- Reducing Inflammation
- Reducing Scar Tissue Formation
- Enhancing Healing of Micro-tears in Soft Tissue
All of the amniotic membrane tissue for AmnioFix is donated by healthy consenting mothers undergoing scheduled Caesarean section. Amniotic membrane is a sac surrounding the baby and is typically discarded after the baby is born. The recovery of the membrane does not affect the baby or the delivery process and therefore the donation process does not share the ethical concerns associated with embryonic tissue. All tissue donors are tested for infectious diseases, similar to the testing done for blood donation. The amniotic membrane then undergoes a validated patented process to thoroughly clean and preserve the tissue, called the PURION Process.
Learn More About AmnioFix Injection Therapy
At Diablo Foot and Ankle, we provide regenerative treatments for ankle and foot issues. Call us today to schedule an appointment with our specialists. We are here to help. Call or visit our website to speak more with one of our staff members.