Acute Pain Therapies stays on top of the latest advances in regenerative medicine. Among the most promising innovations is the use of amniotic tissue for stem cell derived growth factor therapy. Amniotic tissue is the clear, jelly-like liquid that surrounds the fetus inside the womb and delivers important nutrients from the mother to the fetus. In addition to nutrients, amniotic fluid also contains stem cells that originate from the surrounding amniotic membrane. Amniotic stem cell derived growth factors offer several benefits for regenerative medicine, including the ability to encouraging a healing response as well as expansion of the body’s own native stem cells which in turn helps tissue repair and aids the healing process.
Learn more about the benefits and uses of amniotic stem cell derived growth factors in this blog post.
Amniotic Stem Cell Derived Growth Factors vs. Other Stem Cell Treatments
All stem cells have the ability to develop into different, specialized cells, making them beneficial in treating various types of tissue damage. Research shows amniotic stem cells are able to divide faster than other stem cells, thanks to the other growth factors found in amniotic fluid. These growth factors attract other stem cells to the area, speeding up the stem cell division process needed to grow nerves, blood vessels and other supporting tissues. This in turn leads to faster healing. Amniotic stem cell derived growth factors can be used to treat inflammation, damaged tendons and other connective tissues. They are currently being used to treat various conditions, including osteoarthritis, ligament tears, chronic joint pain and inflammation. The same product has already been FDA approved for wound healing
Amniotic stem cell derived growth factor therapy has other advantages. Unlike other stem cells, this tissue does not age or develop tumors, two factors that are important in the production of long-term healthy tissue. Treatment takes approximately one hour to complete and is virtually painless. Side effects with amniotic therapy are minor and include irritation and bruising. No extensive downtime is required.
In addition, there are no potential religious ethical concerns associated with amniotic stem cell growth factor therapy, because the cells are gathered and harvested at the time of birth from tissue that would otherwise be discarded, without harming the mother or baby.
To learn more about amniotic stem cell derived growth factor therapy or the other regenerative medicine treatment options that we offer, schedule a consultation with Acute Pain Therapies. Contact our Bellevue office by calling (425) 440-3351 or sending us an email today via the contact-us form on our website.