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Amniotic Growth Factors—Delray Beach, FL

The Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

For people dealing with chronic pain or who have wounds that just won’t seem to heal, we offer a lot of proven options here at the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics, and even among them, amniotic growth factors stand out. When it comes to effectiveness, convenience, and long-term results, they really are in a class of their own, and they are quickly becoming the go-to choice in the realm of regenerative medicine. Could it be the treatment your body needs? To find out more about how it works, read the page below, and reach out today to schedule a consultation.


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  • Guided Injections for Precise Delivery of Medicine
  • Compassionate Team with Decades of Experience

Amniotic Growth Factors: The Basics

Doctor putting amniotic growth factors into syringe

The phrase “amniotic growth factors” probably gives you a good idea of where this substance comes from. It is derived from the innermost layer of the placenta, which is voluntarily donated by mothers who deliver by C-section. The process of collecting the fluid is extremely safe and doesn’t affect the baby or mother.

The fluid is then processed and refined, creating something that is extremely rich in growth factors and precursor cells (including stem cells). 

How Amniotic Growth Factors Heal the Body

patient getting amniotic growth factors injected into neck

Amniotic growth factor therapy is an injectable treatment. While using ultrasound guidance, the growth factors are deposited in and near injured tissues in order to help them rapidly regenerate themselves.

Essentially, amniotic growth factors contain the “fuel” your body uses to create new, healthy tissues. What this treatment does is place this fuel in a particular spot to jumpstart the process.

After a patient receives amniotic growth factors, they should notice a drastic reduction in inflammation and pain. For joints, it can also lead to an increase in mobility and strength. And, because the results stem from the body healing itself, they can be trusted to last for several months to over a year before a patient may need a follow-up treatment.

Conditions That Can Be Treated with Amniotic Growth Factors

doctor injecting amniotic growth factors into woman’s lower back

Our practice has already used amniotic growth factor therapy to successfully treat patients suffering from a variety of conditions, including chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries. It can help in the repair of partially torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons, plus it can slow down the degradation of a joint due to osteoarthritis (OA) to the point that a patient can avoid surgery. This means it is a viable option for those with neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and foot pain. It can also be helpful for patients with diabetes and autoimmune disorders that make wound healing more difficult or extremely slow.

Amniotic Growth Factors FAQs

Amniotic growth factors can do much to help your body bounce back from injury and function at its best. Before you book your consultation with our team, though, you might want more information about the details of this treatment. To assist you, we have put together the following list of FAQs, along with to-the-point answers. If your specific questions are not addressed here, get in touch with us so we can personally assist you. We are eager to speak with you!

Do the Injections Hurt?

We use a local anesthetic to make the injection process as comfortable as possible for our patients. You should feel little to nothing during your appointment.

Usually, the numbing agent starts wear off to after a few hours. You may notice some discomfort and soreness. After all, the growth factors were placed into the deep tissues of your body!

In most cases, any pain associated with the treatment starts to dissipate within 24 – 72 hours. In the meantime, you can use Tylenol (or a generic brand of acetaminophen) to minimize your discomfort. You should also be sure to get an adequate amount of rest.

How Can I Prepare for My Treatment?

You do not have to do anything complex or difficult to prepare for your treatment. One important step you should take is to stop using anti-inflammatory medications 7 days prior to your appointment. This is recommended because inflammation is part of your body’s healing process, and you do not want medications to interfere with how well you respond to your amniotic growth factor injections.

We also advise our patients to be well-hydrated during their appointment and to wear comfortable, loose clothing.

Does Medical Insurance Cover Amniotic Growth Factor Injections?

Medical insurance policies can have great variations in what they do and do not cover. The best way to find out if your plan covers amniotic growth factors is to get in touch with your insurance company.

Keep in mind that most insurance companies classify this treatment as investigational. That essentially means that because it has not yet been established in mainstream medicine, they are unlikely to cover it.

Our team can help you understand your insurance benefits and choose a payment option that works for your circumstances.

Are Amniotic Growth Factor Injections Safe?

This treatment is considered to be very low-risk. In fact, there is almost zero chance that your body will have a severe adverse reaction to the growth factor solution. The most common side effects are achiness and pain at the injection site, which are a normal part of the healing process.

Of course, if you notice anything unusual after your treatment, please give us a call. We will strive to figure out the root of the problem and recommend a solution.

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