If you’re living with knee pain due to a condition such as osteoarthritis or post-traumatic arthritis from past injuries, you know what a negative effect it can have on your life and ability to enjoy activities. Many people in this situation feel like they have fully explored conservative treatment but are not yet ready for surgery. If this applies to you, it’s important to be aware of all the treatment options available, including amniotic injections.
Knee problems tend to worsen over time, especially without prompt and proactive treatment. This makes symptoms like aches, pain, stiffness, popping harder and harder to live with. Loss of mobility can also lead to a downward spiral that leads to increased sedentary activity and muscle atrophy that worsens knee issues. If you’re searching for relief, an exciting possibility might be an injection of amniotic fluid.
Due to aging and natural wear and tear, soft tissue and connective tissue degenerates and contributes to joint damage, inflammation and knee pain. Amniotic injections contain numerous growth factors that can actually help to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Many patients who have received these injections have noticed improvement in their symptoms of knee arthritis. This can then potentially allow patients to delay the need for surgery.
The OJRCA Method
Amniotic Injections — The OJRCA Method
Amniotic injections consist of a single dose of amniotic fluid injected directly into the knee joint. Amniotic fluid contains water, electrolytes, proteins and several growth factors but is acellular meaning it contains no living cells. It is believed amniotic injections work by naturally reducing inflammation helping to boost your body’s ability to recover
The amniotic fluid is sourced from willing donors and prepared as an injection by our experienced team. Patients undergoing the procedure will have the amniotic fluid injected directly into the effected knee joint where it will begin to interact with cells and promote healing and regeneration. This is an outpatient procedure, which means patients can leave after the injection and should be able to resume regular activity the same day.
Results are experienced over a period of months as the amniotic fluid begins to interact with local cells and positively affect the healing process.
Applications beyond the knee are options as well for those with pain and osteoarthritis of the shoulder or hip as well.
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Patients who receive amniotic injections for knee or hip pain are typically in the following situations:
“I had my surgery first thing in the morning, and was home by early evening, already walking”
“The entire experience from beginning to end was wonderful. I feel like 10 years have been added to my life and to be pain free is fantastic. I’m back to exercising, driving my car and playing full blast with my grandchildren!”
“Within 14 days after surgery I was walking with a little assistance from a cane and now am fully mobile and ready to start swinging a golf club 45 days after the surgery!”
“Dr. Clifford is an excellent surgeon, but also has a way to talk to and discuss the issues and concerns with his patients. I continue to tell everyone that asks, and some that don’t, how great it was working with him and what excellent results I had. I am very grateful I had him in my corner while going through these surgeries.”
“Dr. Clifford also insisted that I recuperate at home but that I go out for physical therapy. He said that he wanted his patients to “get up, get dressed and go out for physical therapy”. I believe that’s what saved me!”
“Dr. Clifford performed the second surgery with a fairly new and less invasive technique. What an amazing difference. I had the surgery or a Monday around noon and was home around 8pm the same night. ”
“No way! Was my first reaction to the idea that a hip replacement could be done as outpatient surgery. But now, having had both hips replaced six months apart and having returned home the same day for each, I am convinced, pleased, and walking around without pain for the first time in years.”
“I have never met another surgeon that truly loves what he does, cares about his patients and listens to what you have to say.”
Get Your Life Back
from knee or hip pain
Patients suffering from chronic knee or hip pain due to arthritis or past injury don’t need to just live with the pain. Amniotic injections offer the potential for lasting relief by promoting the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
The caring and dedicated Outpatient Joint Replacement Center of America (OJRCA) team is passionate about treating patients like family and helping create effective and personalized treatment plans.
Most insurance carriers do not reimburse yet for Amniotic fluid injections, so this service is an out of pocket expense for most patients.
Reach out today to get in touch with one of our team members and find out if amniotic injections may be the next step in your treatment journey.