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Offline rob8647932

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Amniotic stem cell injections
« on: February 15, 2017, 02:47:40 PM »
Has anyone had any experience with amniotic stem cell injections?  Thanks
Left knee - 1997 debridement, 1999 trochlea paste graft / microfracture), 2002 IAGH injections, 2005 plica and synovium removal, 2009 Regenexx injections
Right knee - 1997 debridement, 2000 trochlea paste graft, 2004 IAGH injections, 2008 Regenexx injections

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Re: Amniotic stem cell injections
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 06:53:45 PM »
Please do you research on this forum. You may look at some of my posts. Amniotic injections do NOT contain stem cells, or any living cells. Several companies have been scrutinized by the FDA for this claim. Anniotic injections are not much different then PRP. They contain growth factors which may aid healing and inhibit inflammation. These fluids also contain hyaluronic acid which also has an anti-inflammatory and lubricating effect.

Is it my personal opinion that such injections, while potentially beneficial, are not worth their cost. Currently most injections of such brands such as Amniox and AmnioFix go for around $700, which is the cost of a good PRP injection under ultrasound. PRP will have more biological compounds and likely be more effective then an amniotic injection alone. Neither PRP, nor amniotic fluid can regenerate cartilage without the addition of actual pluripotent cells from BMAC or SVF. Even then, there have been no real reported cases of regrowth without subcondral drilling. See my thread "Stem Cell Journey Lodz Poland" for my experience with SVF.