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The joints are susceptible to wear, tear and injury, resulting in lost cartilage, inflammation and deterioration. If left unchecked, joint arthritis and damage continue until there is chronic pain and loss of mobility. While arthritis does not have a cure, there are joint preservation treatments that can slow deterioration. One option is amniotic fluid joint preservation treatment, available at DOCS Health in Los Angeles.

Amniotic fluid is packed full of growth factors, antibodies, hyaluronic acid and other nutrients that help nourish the fetus until it is born. Amniotic fluid is harvested during healthy births, with the consent of the mother, and concentrated to be used in medical treatments, including joint preservation injections. The nutrients and biological factors in amniotic fluid help stimulate healing, which can be beneficial to joints damaged by injuries or degenerative diseases like arthritis.

Benefits of Amniotic Fluid Joint Injections

Amniotic fluid can be delivered to damaged joints through injection therapy. Since joint cartilage does not heal on its own, amniotic fluid may provide healing factors that can slow cartilage and tissue degeneration, helping to preserve joint function. Some of the benefits of amniotic fluid joint injections include:

  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improve joint lubrication
  • Stimulate joint tissue healing
  • Reduced joint pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Minimally-invasive and low risk procedure

Amniotic fluid joint preservation treatment can be beneficial for some types of joint damage. Those with osteoarthritis of the knee or cartilage damage from a joint injury may have improved function and reduced pain through injection therapy. In some cases, amniotic fluid injections could delay the need for more invasive procedures to repair or replace damaged joints.

If you suffer from joint pain and dysfunction due to cartilage damage, amniotic fluid injections may be a treatment option. Contact us at DOCS Health to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic joint specialists at our clinic in Los Angeles.