DON’T BE SIDELINED BY AN INJURY
The Beltsville Foot & Ankle Center is proud to offer AMNIOFIX INJECTABLE
What is it?
AmnioFix Injectable is human amniotic membrane graft in a powder form that is mixed with an anesthetic for injection into the injured area. Amniotic membrane has been used for 100 years on all parts of the body.
How does it work?
Soft tissue trauma or overuse can cause micro-tears that become inflamed. Scar tissue immediately begins to form and can impede full recovery. Conservative treatments such as oral and topical anti-inflammatories, rest, and bracing are important, but may not be enough.
AmnioFix injectible contains growth factors and cytokines that effectively reduce inflammation, reduce scar tissue formation, and enhance healing of micro-tears in soft tissue.
Is AmnioFix right for you?
AmnioFix injectable should be considered as part of your treatment if:
- You have been diagnosed with a sport injury or overuse soft tissue injury
- Conservative treatments including anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and bracing have not improved your condition
- If you have reached your limit of steroid injections for the treatment of your condition
It can also be used at the time of diagnosis to speed healing and reduce recovery time.
What conditions can be treated with AmnioFix?
AmnioFix injectable should be used in the treatment of Achilles’ tendinitis, Posterior Tibialis tendonitis, peroneal tendinitis, bursitis, ankle sprains, and plantar fasciitis.
What is the treatment process with AmnioFix and what should I expect after treatment?
During your evaluation and consultation your doctor will determine if AmnioFix injectable is a viable treatment option for you.
The only side effects of the injection are local redness and tenderness of the injection site that can be minimized with ice and elevation. This discomfort may last for 2-3 days. If it lasts longer, you should inform your doctor.
After your AmnioFix injection it is important to follow the doctor’s instructions which may include physical therapy or immobilization.
How many injections will I need?
You and your doctor should decide together based on your response to the initial injection.
Is AmnioFix covered by my insurance?
AmnioFix injection is not currently covered by health insurance.
Call Today To See If AmnioFix Is Right For You
If you would like to see if AmnioFix is a good treatment option for your foot condition(s), give us a call today at 301-937-5666 or just fill out the form on the top right of this page.