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AmnioFix - Sports Med Injection

What is AmnioFix?

AmnioFix

Sports Med Injection

  • What is AmnioFix?
     
    • AmnioFix is a human amniotic membrane allograft.  The donated tissue is cleaned, dehydrated and sterilized.  Prior to injection, it is combined with sterile saline to create a solution to be used.  It contains natural growth factors to modulate inflammation, reduce scar tissue formation, and enhance healing. The injection is like an “espresso shot for the cells,” making them work faster and harder to repair the damage. 
       
  • Who can benefit from AmnioFix?
     
    • You have been diagnosed with an injury resulting in inflammation
    • You want a non-steroid option or have reached your limit of steroid injections
    • You have an allergy to steroid injections
    • Conservative treatment such as anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and bracing has not provided symptomatic relief of inflammation 
       
  • What are Growth Factors?
     
    • Powerful agents that our bodies produce to signal cells to come to the target site, help the site heal and help your own cells regenerate the damaged tissue. 
       
  • How many Growth Factors are in AmnioFix?
    • There are 226 (and counting!) growth factors in AmnioFix. A few notable factors that enhance healing are:
      • Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β)
      • Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
      • Platelet Derived Growth Factor A&B (PDGF AA & BB) 
         
  • How much is AmnioFix?
     
    • The medication within the injection is still in the experimental phase and is an out of pocket cost of $500. We do offer $100 off with the purchase of a laser package with AmnioFix.

 

Contact HFAA for more information on how we can help you feel better. If you have any questions, please call us at (309) 661-9975 and request an appointment today!