Amniotic Membrane Allograft St. Louis
Missouri Foot and Ankle is excited to offer a new treatment option for people in St. Louis suffering from plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, and other debilitating foot conditions. An amniotic membrane allograft is an all-natural injection for those who have tried everything but still find no relief from their lower foot and ankle pain.
Research from a retrospective evaluation found that 100% of patients treated with a single-dose injection of amniotic membrane had pain reduction by week two that lasted for over four months. This is because the allograft contains naturally occurring agents that…
- Improve the healing process of micro-tears in the soft tissue
- Accelerate healing time
- Reduce inflammation
- Restrict scar tissue formation
The St. Louis foot doctors at Missouri Foot and Ankle chose to offer amniotic membrane allografts because of the effects outlined above in addition to their FDA compliant safety measures and cost effectiveness when compared to traditional skin grafts. We perform the injection at our office on an outpatient procedure.
Throughout the years, both of our convenient locations in St. Louis have teams of podiatrists that dedicate their lives to helping you relieve your worst foot and ankle pains.
Contact Missouri Foot & Ankle today to see if an amniotic membrane allograft is right for you!
What is an Amniotic Membrane Allograft?
An amniotic membrane allograft is an injection of human amniotic tissue membrane administered to the injured area of the foot. It essentially helps make old cells act young again!
How? It all starts with an amniotic membrane, or amniotic sac, that is formed during fetal maturation and is donated by a healthy, consenting mother after the baby is born. This tissue is known for its vast amounts of growth factors, which are agents that signal cells to come to the targeted site, enhance the healing process, and help the existing cells regenerate damaged tissue.
Amniotic tissue has been used for years and is considered very safe. All donors endure testing similar to that performed for blood donation. The donated tissue is then cleaned, dehydrated, and sterilized before coming to us in a powder form, which we mix with an anesthetic to be delivered by injection to the foot and ankle.
Why Choose an Amniotic Membrane Allograft?
Amniotic membrane allografts have been successful treatments for thousands of people across the U.S. A study published in Foot & Ankle International found that after a single injection of amniotic membrane, there was “increased function” and “significant improvement” in plantar fasciitis symptoms, all within one week of therapy.
You might choose to have an amniotic membrane allograft if…
- You want a proven and highly effective way to treat your lower foot and ankle pain.
- You have been diagnosed with a foot injury that results in inflammation, such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, etc.
- You have already tried conservative treatments such as rest, chiropractic therapy, physical therapy, steroid injections, bracing, or medications and you still find no symptomatic relief.
- You have reached your limit of steroid injections and need a non-steroidal way of treating your injury.
Contact us to see if you are eligible for amniotic membrane allograft treatment!
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment & Achilles Tendinitis Treatment
When starting treatment at Missouri Foot and Ankle, schedule your appointment with our foot pain doctors in St. Louis. We take care to thoroughly evaluate your condition and determine if an amniotic membrane allograft is right for you based on your needs and budget.
The amniotic membrane allograft treatment is completely safe and, in most cases, the only effects are redness and discomfort that lasts up to two to three days. Your physician at Missouri Foot and Ankle will be available for all of your questions before, during, and after your treatment!
If you want to see if an amniotic membrane allograft can help your foot and ankle pain, contact Missouri Foot & Ankle today to schedule your appointment!