AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE ALLOGRAFT PROCEDURE
The amniotic membrane allograft procedure utilizes the power of the human body to repair, regrow and regenerate damaged and lost tissue, cartilage and more. By healing the joint, pain can drop significantly! The amniotic membrane allograft procedure is at the forefront of medicine and we’ve focused specifically on joint pain and neuropathy. We tell people to give eight months for full healing, but most patients notice improvement within as early as one week!
Amniotic membrane allograft procedures are an extremely viable, non-surgical option for patients who have injured or damaged tissues, tendons or cartilage. The procedure can help in many orthopedic conditions with the most common being osteoarthritis. From the neck joints all the way down to ankles and toes, we can treat it all!
Conditions such as lower back pain, disc bulges and various tears, such as tears of the rotator cuff, ACL, ankle, ligament and knee meniscus, can all benefit from this therapy. Recovery time is also greatly minimized because there are no invasive approaches used.
Amniotic membranes are the one cell in the body that do not have a specific function, yet they can be used to treat nearly any type of injury or degeneration-caused condition. By utilizing amniotic membrane tissue, these injections are able to heal ailments with a quicker recovery, allowing patients to return to routines in less time.
Conditions that an amniotic membrane allograft procedure can treat include:
- Achilles tendonitis & tears
- Ankle sprains & instability
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cartilage defects
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint syndrome
- Foot pain
- Golfers’ Elbow
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Ligament injuries
- Neck pain
- Rotator cuff tendonitis/tears
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Runner’s Knee
- Shoulder Pain
- Spinal arthritis
- Tennis elbow
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the treatment process?
The first step is to complete the new patient forms found on the “PATIENT RESOURCES” tab of our website. You may reqeuest your appointment by calling our clinic at 920-301-3024 or online with the “REQUEST APPOINTMENT” button. If you have medical records pertaining to the condition you are looking to treat, have them mailed and/or faxed to our clinic at 920-301-3049. This information can also be found on our “CONTACT” page. You will come in and discuss your condition with our provider. At that time is when your treatment plan will be created.
These alternative elective treatment options consist of what?
Our clinic uses amniotic allograft matrix, umbilical cord allograft, and platelet rich plasma (PRP) as alternative treatments to many conditions. This allows the body a natural way to heal itself.
If a patient is interested in seeking treatment, what steps should he/she take?
You may request an appointment by calling our clinic at 920-301-3024 or using the “REQUEST APPOINTMENT” button on the website. You may also come to one of our free seminars. Find the full calendar on our “SEMINARS” page.
Are these treatments and/or management elective options FDA approved?
The collection process that vendors go through is FDA approved, however, for donor tissue, it is not regulated by the FDA at this time.
What exclusion criteria are there?
Each case is unique. Certain tests will be done to assess candidacy for treatments.
Can I have received other treatments before trying this immunotherapy?
Many patients will have had other treatments such as medications, therapy, and surgery. Each patient will be assessed individually to determine candidacy.
If I choose this treatment, what do I do if it fails?
There are three choices. First, you could always discuss the traditional treatment options after documented failure of this treatment, such as surgery. Secondly, you could elect to repeat this treatment option. Third, you could do nothing.
What side effects have you seen in your stem cell patients?
Adverse events are very rare. Some patients may have an increase in inflammation to the treatment area. You may also experience bruising at the site of injection.
How much does this treatment cost?
Costs will vary depending on disease state, injury and treatment option selected. We are more than happy to assist you in making these decisions for you and your family once you have been established as a qualified candidate.
Is this treatment covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies are not covering this, but you should check your insurance to verify this.
Do you have any guarantee this will work?
As with any medical procedure, outcomes are multi-factorial and depend largely on individual responses. There are no guarantees. Our clinic guarantees that we will be with you through the entire process to help you reach your goals.
What are the risks?
Our providers will review the risks and benefits with you prior to your procedure. The risks associated with the drawing of blood and injection are usually minimal, rare, and may consist of, but not be limited to, brusing, fainting, headache, nausea, limited local reaction with swelling and irritation, fever, and stiffness. An anaphylactic reaction is rare, but possible
Why aren't you involved in FDA clinical trials?
FDA clinical trials take several years and are very expensive. The majority of our patients do not have several years to wait on approval.
Where are the procedures performed?
Consults and procedurees are performed at our clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin. See our “CONTACT US” page for more details.