Growth Factor Therapy
“Natural Healing From Healthy & Ethical Donor Tissue”
Use The Body’s Own Growth Factors As Regenerative Medicine.
Promote healing wounds, chronic pain and degenerative diseases.
Do you suffer from:
- Cartilage defects
- Back and neck pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee ligament injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Tennis elbow
Human Amniotic Fluid Allograft is an acellular product and is used for a variety of medical purposes. This includes degenerative orthopedic conditions, chronic wounds, and acute sports injuries.
Great For Patients:
This provides patients an alternative to steroid injections and surgery. It enhances your body’s ability to heal itself.
What’s In The Mix?
Amniotic fluid is rich in many nutrients. With hundreds of growth factors, cytokines, and proteins, the fluid helps to regenerate damaged tissues.
Where Does It Come From?
The amniotic fluid products come from one of the oldest FDA tested and approved tissue banks.
Volunteer doners are pre-screened and are extensively tested for all FDA requred diseases. Amniotic fluid is obtained during full-term live Caesarean births.
What Does It Provide?
Amniotic Fluid Allograft provides a matrix that helps address acute inflammation as well as long-term degeneration issues. This ultimately leads to fewer cases that go on to surgery and more cases that may return to full function and normal daily activities.
Benefits of Amniotic Allograft Therapy
Amniotic tissue therapy represents one of the most exciting advancements in regenerative medicine today. Through plenty of research, we have discovered that amniotic tissue offers a number of benefits that make it an excellent option for treating things such as tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, soft tissue injuries, and repetitive motion injuries.
Here are eight benefits of amniotic tissue therapy for your consideration:
Growth Factors in Amniotic Tissue
Amniotic tissue contains a cornucopia of growth factors that promote tissue regeneration in damaged areas of the body. Growth factors are key to regenerative medicine in that they replace damaged tissue rather than simply masking pain.
It Is Collagen-Rich
As you already know, collagen ranks as one of the most abundant proteins in the human body. It is responsible for binding tissues together. Amniotic tissue is rich and collagen, so it can be used effectively to treat diseases and injuries to bone, muscle, tendons, and even skin.
It Contains Other Proteins
The human body requires more than collagen to recover from injuries and wounds.
Amniotic tissue is up to the task!
It contains the full compendium of proteins necessary to maintain the baby in the womb. Those same proteins can be harnessed for regenerative medicine.
It Is Antimicrobial
Amniotic tissue’s antimicrobial properties are extremely helpful for regenerative medicine.
Antimicrobial properties prevent the growth of microorganisms and, in cases where such microorganisms already exist, eliminate them.
This significantly reduces the risks associated with other treatments for wound recovery and chronic pain.
It Is Anti-Inflammatory
When patients undergo invasive proceedures, inflamation is a problem.
Not only is amniotic tissue therapy less invasive but it is also less likely to lead to inflammation thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of amniotic tissue.
In fact, amniotic tissue can prevent inflammation rather than just reducing it.
It Is Immune Privileged
Just as certain sites in the body can tolerate the introduction of antigens without inflammation, amniotic tissue can be injected into the site of injury or wound without inciting inflammation. In that sense, amniotic tissue is immune privileged. Immune privilege is the primary reason amniotic tissue is also anti-inflammatory.
It Is Chorion-Free
The amniotic fluid allografts recommended by Apex Biologics contained no chorion. Therefore, the risk of adverse reactions to amniotic tissue among patients is reduced. Allografts that do contain chorion could potentially contain maternal antigens as well.
Procedures Are Less Painful
As with all regenerative medicine procedures, amniotic tissue procedures are significantly less painful than invasive surgeries. Procedures are conducted using the least invasive injections possible, reducing immediate pain and discomfort as well as long-term pain caused by inflammation.
Advantages of Growth Factor Therapy
Growth factor therapy uses the body’s own cells to promote a natural form of healing and reduces the need of artificial agents.
Additional benefits include:
- Speeding up the time needed for the body to heal and for the pain to subside
- Reduction of discomfort or disability for the patient
- Minimal side effects and complications are rare
- May be combined with other forms of treatment
Why I should Consider Growth Factor Therapy ?
Growth factor therapy delivered by injection can bring up to two or more years of relief from arthritic pain. Only one to two days of recovery are needed following injection and results can be felt in as little as a week. Most patients need only one round of treatment for prolonged relief, and around 80% of our patients respond in a positive manner to growth factor therapy.
What Are They?
Exosomes are extracellular vesicles (that’s particles that release naturally from a cell that cannot replicate) that are responsible for certain genetic information. This is known as Exosomes cell to cell communication.
They transport molecules that are essential regulators of intracellular information between close and distant cells.
What Role Do They Play?
Exosomes play a vital role in the communication and rejuvenation of all the cells in our body.
Despite not being a cell, Exosomes have proven to be important in maintaining a healthy cellular terrain.
How Are They Made?
Exosomes are made by growing stem cells in culture.
This is followed by taking the media where they grow and then getting rid of the stem cells.
Due to the small size of Exosomes, the media is then ultra-centrifuged to concentrate the exosomes.
What Are They Made Up Of?
Exosomes contain different molecular constituents of their cell origin; these include proteins and RNA.
Meanwhile, the Exosomal protein composition varies with the cell and tissue of the origin.
Most Exsomes contain an evolutionarily conserved common set of protein molecules.
What Does The Research Say?
Exosome therapy is one of the hottest areas of regenerative medicine treatment.
Researchers have given us valuable insight into the functionality of exosomes. While stem cells are usually responsible for the rejuvenation of older cells, they may not be able to supply all the information needed.
So, supporting Exosome function could have a positive effect, by providing a new piece of information that enhances the healing process.
What Is Therapy Like?
Exosome therapy is a minimally invasive procedure commonly used in orthopedic injuries, for anti-aging and some other degenerative diseases. Exosomes treatment contains growth factors, messenger RNA, micro RNA, cytokines, and other biologically active molecules in conjunction with stem cell therapy to speed up healing benefit.
The dosing for every patient varies, and there is no set protocol.
Exosomes treatment is gaining popularity recently, due to its ability to transfer molecules from one cell to another via membrane vesicle, therefore influencing the immune system, such as dendrite cells and B cells.
Types of Growth Factors
Epidermal growth factor (EGF):
Cells that build collagen stimulate the growth of fibroblasts
Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF)
Promotes the growth of keratinocytes, which secrete the protein keratin.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)
Encourages the growth of angiogenesis, or new blood vessels.
Transforming growth factors (TGF)
Create the proper supply of blood flow to a healing wound and promote the growth of new blood vessels.
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)
Attracts fibroblasts and macrophages to the area of injured tissue.