Amniotic Stem Cell Treatment

For many patients with debilitating pain or discomfort in the hip, shoulder, neck, low back, knees and other areas, treatment options are limited: steroid injections, joint replacement surgery (and replacement alternatives), physical therapy, etc. At Epic Healthcare and Physical Medicine, new cutting-edge treatment options like amniotic membrane stem cell injections may be used to successfully treat patients.

Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy poses no ethical issues

For clarification, this type of stem cell comes from the amniotic sac – not an embryo. While some people may have ethical issues with embryonic stem cell therapy, most everyone agrees that the use of amniotic stem cell therapy raises no ethical or moral questions.

How does amniotic stem cell therapy work?

Stem cell treatment takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself. With amniotic stem cell therapy, there is an injection of stem cells from amniotic tissues into your knee. These stem cells have anti-inflammatory properties, similar to cortisone and steroid shots. However, stem cell therapy goes far beyond the benefits of standard “injection therapy.”

While cortisone and other drugs only provide temporary pain relief, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief. The growth factors in amniotic stem cells may replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, stem cell injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility.

What benefits does amniotic stem cell therapy offer?

Amniotic stem cell therapy is very safe and effective.

Amniotic stem cells contain no steroids. Instead, the injections rely on naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents, such as cytokines.

  • Amniotic stem cells contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates cartilage and promotes new cartilage growth.
  • Amniotic stem cells contain growth factors, which stimulate tissue growth.
  • With amniotic stem cells, there is virtually no threat of patient rejection due to the cells coming from an immunopriviledged site.
  • Lastly, amniotic fluid is a highly concentrated sourceof stem cells, which makes this type of stem cell injection preferable over embryonic stem cells and the patient’s own stem cells (from fat or bone marrow).

Are stem cell injections safe?

Yes. More than 10,000 injections have been performed without a single reported adverse side effect. 

  • Amnioticstem cell therapy is a preferred type of stem cell therapy because the cells come from an immunoprivileged site, which means that patient-rejection is extremely rare.
  • The use of amniotic stem cells is well researched, safe, and effective. Amniotic stem cells have been used by ophthalmologists and plastic surgeons for about 20 years.
  • All amniotic stem cell donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

Am I a candidate for amniotic stem cell therapy?

Patients suffering from any kind of knee pain or degeneration may be considered as candidates for amniotic stem cell therapy at Epic Healthcare and Physical Medicine. Not all patients are candidates for this type of treatment. Upon evaluation, our team will be able to let you know if you are a candidate and provide you with recommendations to let you know the best option of treatment for your condition.

Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine
1681 Justin Rd
Flower Mound, TX 75028
United States


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