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Amniotic tissue is made up from two different cells, and it has many uses that go far beyond the areas of the body where the tissue is naturally present. The unique properties of the tissue have shown that it offers regenerative properties for the body. Those who are researching this topic are interested in learning why exactly amniotic tissue is able to provide restoration to the body when damage has occurred.
The use of the stem cells present within the tissue has shown to be one of the most effective methods of restoring damage to the body. While stem cells can be difficult to collect from certain areas of the body, they are highly concentrated within this tissue, which makes them easily available. Additionally, amniotic-derived stem cells are able to treat a variety of different conditions.
Pain Management from Amniotic-Derived Stem Cells
When an injury occurs within the body, pain is almost always present. In order to provide real pain relief, and not that seen with prescription medication which only hides the pain, the area must be able to heal. When the amniotic-derived stem cells that are taken from the tissue are injected into the damaged area, healing has shown to occur at a rapid rate, which explains how this type of therapy is effective in promoting pain relief for a variety of different conditions.
While the use of amniotic-derived stem cells is still being studied, the use of these cells from the tissue has shown to be effective in treating conditions such as arthritis, soft tissue injuries, and even pain that occurs due to plastic surgery. When the stem cells are used after plastic surgery, they are also effective in providing a much faster rate of healing in the area where the surgery was done. This can even reduce the amount of scarring that occurs due to a slower healing process.
For the treatment of difficult to heal wounds, amniotic fluid derived treatments may help them heal. Diabetic wounds that may not otherwise heal can receive a boost with the amniotic treatments.
Useful Treatments with Stem Cells
While they are commonly used for regular conditions of arthritis, amniotic-derived stem cells are also showing to be effective in treating degenerative arthritis, which was previously known to be an ongoing process, which only gets worse over time. By healing the area that is getting weaker, the process of damage will be reversed, and it will be much harder for arthritis to continue to expand. The injections have also shown to be an effective treatment option for rotator cuff tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, and a variety of other similar conditions.
Amniotic-derived stem cell treatment has also shown to be very effective in the use of cellular therapy. Due to the immuno-privileged properties that the cells have, there isn’t the risk of the body rejecting the cells, which can occur with certain types of treatment, such as blood transfusions.
Amniotic Tissue Used for Treatments
This tissue used in amniotic-derived stem cell treatment is taken from amniotic fluid, which if often discarded after birth. Amniotic fluid has an incredible amount of stem cells in it, with the extra bonus that none of them are embryonic so there are no ethical concerns.
R3 offers Board Certified doctors who provide regenerative medicine treatments for several conditions in numerous areas of medicine. Amniotic fluid derived stem cell treatments do not involve harvesting from the patient and are performed as an outpatient.