What is AmnioFix?
Amniofix is a human amniotic membrane allograft used for wound and surgery care. Manipulated to protect the collagen matrix and its natural properties, AmnioFIx reduces scar tissue formation, enhances healing, modulates inflammation, and acts as a barrier to exterior harm and bacteria. Perfect for expediting the recovery process, AmnioFix allografts are procured and processed in the United States according to the standards established by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Amniotic tissue has been used since the early 1900s, and has been the subject of many publications evaluating its use in enhanced healing, inflammation modulation, and scar tissue reduction. All amniotic membrane tissue for this product is donated by healhy consenting mothers undergoing scheduled Caesaerean sections, and is completely safe for both the baby and the mother. Furthermore, because the recovery of the membrane does not affect the baby or the delivery process, the donation process does not share the ethical concerns associated with embryonic tissue.
Other benefits include:
- Faster Healing Time for Significant and superficial wounds
- Safe application, due to FDA compliant screening criteria and blood testing
- Cost Effective Compared to Traditional Skin Grafts
- Over 500,000 Allografts have been distributed with no adverse reactions attributed to AmnioFix
How It Works
AmnioFix is mixed with sterile saline and is then injected into the affected area, aiding with the healing process by utilizing over 226 different growth factors – powerful agents that our bodies produce to signal cells to come to the target site, help the site to heal, and help our own cells regenerate the damaged tissue. Some of the most important regulatory factors that have been identified in AmnioFix include Transforming Growth Facgtor Beta, Fibroblast Growth Factor, and Platelet Derived GrowthFactor A & B
More About the AmnioFix Procedure
Is AmnioFix Right For Me?
Dr. McCoy may prescribe AmnioFix if your injury is inflamed, you have been using anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy to no avail, or if you want a non-steroidal option or have reached your limit of steroid injections
How do I care for my treatment site?
The site might appear red and be tender to the touch. You may apply ice and
elevation as needed. Initially, the procedure may cause some localized soreness and discomfort; this may last 2-3 days.
What Happens After My Treatment
Your physician may prescribe some rehabilitation exercises or direct you to a
rehabilitation facility. For AmnioFix to work optimally, it is important that you follow the physician directed post-treatment care.