What is Amniotic Fluid and how does it work?
Amniotic fluid is a flowable allograft derived from maternal plasma that is filtered through placental amnion. This fluid helps create an oxygen-rich environment for the fetus, protects the fetus from outside trauma, and offers freedom of movement for the developing fetus. Amniotic fluid also provides a milieu of cytokines that provide an inflammatory modulating benefit to the development of the fetus.
Amniotic fluid is composed of 200+ growth factors, exosomes, cytokines, collagen, proteins, and other nutrients, as well as hyaluronic acid; a principle component of viscosity and lubrication in synovial fluid. Amniotic fluid contains many of the same components as the healthy synovial fluid that is present in joints. The natural lubrication and anti-inflammatory components create the ideal environment for cellular migration and proliferation and help with the remodeling of the damaged tissue through activation of the natural stem cells present in the body. The use of amniotic fluid is classified as a form of regenerative medicine which is a broad term for innovative medical therapies that help enable the body to repair, replace, restore and regenerate damaged or diseased cells and organs.
How is Fluid Flow different?
Fluid Flow is an advanced form of acellular (cell-free) and pure amniotic fluid that is both scientifically more potent and meets newly released FDA regulatory guidelines. Fluid Flow provides twice the amount of pure amniotic fluid than the most comparable amniotic fluid volume per vial. This is primarily due to a good portion of the comparable fluids using cryopreservation called DMSO which is used to retain the few cells in their final product. Fluid Flow is pure amniotic fluid with zero fillers. Twice the Cushioning. Twice the Growth Factors. Twice the Benefit.
How do amniotic fluid injections work?
Amniotic fluid contains different naturally occurring growth factors which stimulate cellular growth. This stimulation promotes healing, proliferation and cellular differentiation. They also contain some proteins and substances that lead to tissue repair or regeneration of tissue.
What can you treat with Fluid Flow?
Degenerative joint disorders such as:
- Sports Injuries
- Joint pain
Inflammatory conditions such as:
Soft tissue injuries such as:
- Ligament & Tendon sprains
- Muscle & Meniscus tears
What are the side effects and aftercare following Fluid Flow (allografts)?
Allergic reactions are extremely rare because they do not contain the antigen that alerts your body to a foreign substance. The treatment process is short and performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure site may be red and sore to the touch and may last for 2-3 days. After treatment, you may be given instructions for some form of physical therapy.