What Are Amniotic Fluid Injections?
Amniotic injections are comprised of amniotic stem cells (ASCs) that are a mixture of cells from amniotic fluid and tissue. Amniotic fluid is the protective liquid that lubricates the embryo. It is made from maternal blood plasma and is often referred to as “pregnant woman’s water.”
One of the most important characteristics of ASCs is that they have the ability to transform into numerous different types of tissues, including skin, cartilage, cardiac, nerve, muscle, and bone. When extracted from the amniotic sac (using a process called amniocentesis), they have the potential to help a wide range of medical conditions. Once harvested, the amniotic fluid is then injected into the area in question, working to regenerate the cells and heal the damaged tissue.