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Stem Cell Therapy

stem cellDr. Frank Henry uses Amniotic Allografts (amniotic tissue) as a regenerative treatment option due to its rich source of growth factors, hyaluronic acid, proteins, essential nutrients, and a low risk of immune response. Dr Henry is harnessing the unique biologic properties of the placental tissues to improve clinical outcomes for our patients.

Amniotic Allografts are a tissue graft derived from the placenta for orthopedic surgery, wound repair and accelerated healing. Regenerative treatments, such as Amniotic Allografts, have been shown to substantially shorten the time it takes for patients to make a healthy recovery from joint replacement, joint reconstruction and spine surgery, returning them to normal activities quicker.

This “tissue matrix” is derived from healthy, live donors that are pre-screened during pregnancy and selected with a rigorous screening process.

Amniotic Allograft is an option for treatment of joint/tendon pain for patients seeking alternatives to surgery. Proven results of regenerative procedures such as allografts include patients with Achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis.

Amniotic Allograft FAQ

What are amniotic stem cells?

Amniotic tissue is derived from the amniotic sac and has the potential to become (regenerate) any one of a number of different cells, such as skin, blood, or bone cells. An injection of amniotic allograft may be useful in treating tissue voids, defects, and localized areas of inflammation.

It provides a promising alternative to surgery by promoting safe and natural healing. This less invasive approach is available at either of Dr. Frank Henry’s office locations in Victoria, Texas and Marble Falls, Texas.

Is Amniotic Regenerative Medicine safe and ethical?

Amniotic Tissue Allografts are both safe and effective. The injections have been used for over a decade in the United States with no reported adverse side effects and have a 100% safety record in Europe with 100,000’s of patients.
Amniotic Tissue Allografts should not be confused with stem cells from embryos. This type of stem cell comes from the amniotic sac – not an embryo. No ethical questions are raised for Amniotic Tissue Allografts.

What foot and ankle conditions can amniotic stem cell injections treat?

Amniotic stem cell therapy may be useful in treating pain associated with the following:

  • Plantar fasciitis (bottom of heel pain)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Peroneal Tendon Tendonitis
  • Ankle Pain
  • Degenerative arthritis

What benefits are included in amniotic injection therapy?

The benefits include:

  • Steroid-free. Naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents.
  • Injections contain hyaluronic acid (for lubricating cartilage and stimulating cartilage growth).
  • Contains growth factors.
  • No threat of patient rejection.
  • High concentration of growth factors.
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