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Amniotic Fluid and Stem Cell Therapy: Facts vs. Fiction

The search for the “holy grail” is an ongoing quest for human instinct and survival. The hottest topic in the stem cell medical industry is now about amniotic stem cells. What are amniotic stem cells and what is the power and intrigue about them?

Amniotic stem cells are a mixture of stem cells that can be obtained from the amniotic fluid of a baby fetus in its sac. There are few cells in the amniotic fluid or as some call it “fetal urine.” Though rich in growth factors and certain other anti-inflammatory agents, their regenerative capacity is limited when compared to mesenchymal stem cells.

However, many commercially available amniotic products are being used as regenerative treatments specifically in orthopedics. The use of amniotic stem cells to reverse anti-aging has no scientific or medical backing yet, it is being marketed as a “beauty trend” to combat aging.

Further, the question is being a foreign source to your body, are amniotic products safe and would they be effective in your body? How does this compare with using your own stem cells to restore and naturally regenerate?

We don’t have definitive answers to these questions yet. The hype around amniotic stem cells can be a dangerous claim. Often it is assumed that as you get older your own cells may not be as strong as needed to effectively repair, although there is no scientific basis to that argument. Currently, stem cell treatments, especially in orthopedics, can help repair and regenerate, but they do not turn the clock back by many years as some may assume. Sorry no “fountain of youth” yet!

Another reason patients may look towards an outside source is that they are apprehensive about the harvesting process. Though again, harvesting your own cells is a very short minimally invasive procedure and leaves absolutely no footprint or scars. Some reasons practices may not harvest your own cells can be reasons of convenience, lack of familiarity and experience.

For most of us, it’s easy to pull something out of a prepared vial and inject rather than performing a laborious process of preparing your own cells. These vials of amniotic fluid/cells become like “shelf products” and are used as an as-needed basis with no real evidence of their efficacy and very little understanding of the potential risks involved. Right now, there are more questions than answers when it comes to amniotic products, hopefully, in time we will learn more about them.

A more effective and promising, non-surgical treatment is regenerative cell therapy. Regenerative cell therapy or “stem cell therapy” in mainstream terms, utilize your own regenerative cells to heal and restore your damaged ligaments, cartilage or menisci, whether it’s a knee, shoulder, hip or any painful joint in your body. Give your body a chance to heal itself naturally with your own cells rather than rely on an outside source.

To learn more about regenerative treatments for your knee, shoulder or hip, visit us here at www.PreciseCare.com. Or call 949-734-9696 to request additional information or to learn more schedule an initial 1:1 evaluation.

 

    (If you aren't located in the Orange County, we're more than happy to do the initial evaluation over the phone for your convenience.)

Based in Newport Beach, CA, PreciseCare is an innovative sports medicine clinic lead by Dr. Gaurav Goswami who treats sports injury, joint pain, arthritis, declining performance and more. Known for his non-conventional methods, Dr. Goswami specializes in Regenerative Sports Medicine providing advanced minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments to athletes of all ages and levels with the goal of returning them to optimal performance.

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Goswami specializes in Regenerative and Restorative Sports Medicine, providing advanced minimally invasive (non-surgical) treatments to athletes of all levels and ages. Tissue preservation, quick recovery, and little to no downtime are the cornerstones of his philosophy.

As a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Goswami is focused on utilizing his years of experience to help his patients and athletes reach their maximum potential. Continually motivated by finding better ways to care for his patients, Dr. Goswami regularly holds public lectures and workshops to educate and help patients maintain an active lifestyle.