Amnion Membrane And Stem Cell Injections Specialist

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care -  - Podiatrists

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatrists located in Castle Rock, CO

Amnion Membrane and Stem Cell Injections

  • Amnion derived stem cell therapy is very popular currently.
  • Amnion is the inner layer of the placenta which is harvested at the time of C-section.  Amnion is derived from the mother, not the newborn child, so it has no ethical considerations.
  • The amniotic membrane contains numerous growth factors and stem cells which can aid in healing of multiple tissues including cartilage, tendon and ligament, nerve and skin.
  • It is used in wound healing as well as repairing tendons because it has shown to enhance healing and reduce scarring during the healing process.
  • There are multiple products available due to the combination of amniotic membrane, chorionic membrane (another layer of the placenta) and umbilical cord.
  • Processing of these products is also important.  Cryopreservation (processing by freezing) seems to preserve more of the stem cells than freeze-dried or dehydration.  The products can be applied in sheets or injected in a liquid form to the injured site. You typically only need one injection.

  • Cost per injection is $800