Amniotic Stem Cells
Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy at the Stem Cell Center
What Are Amniotic Stem Cells?
Amniotic fluid is highly concentrated in stem cells, proteins, cytokins and other important compounds, which are one some of the most fundamental cells in our bodies. Studies have shown this fluid to be naturally regenerative and can reduce inflammation and scars. Amniotic fluid is the fluid surrounding a fetus in pregnancy. During most pregnancies, this fluid is thrown away after birth. Now, however, consenting mothers of Cesarean section babies can donate this fluid because of it’s amazing regenerative process. It is important to note, these cells come from the amniotic sac and are not part of the embryo.
What Benefits Can This Treatment Offer?
Amniotic stem cell therapy is a very safe and effective treatment. There is no risk of rejection in the patient. The fluid contains the growth factors that help to stimulate tissue growth, stem cell activity and naturally reduce inflammation. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which acts as a lubricant and promotes cartilage growth.
What Is SurForce®?
SurForce® is an injectable Amniotic Membrane Allograft that is derived from donated human placental tissue obtained via scheduled Caesarean section delivery.
Because it supports fetal growth, the placenta is an abundant source of natural components that support growth and development. These include various growth factors, proteins, and cytokines. SurForce® is developed solely from the amniotic membrane contained within the placental tissues because it contains high concentrations of these nutrients.
SURGENEX® conducts an independent 14-day bacterial and fungal test to confirm our products are free of bacterial and fungal contaminants, as well as Endotoxin analysis. These quality assurance steps provide Practitioners with peace of mind, and ensures that SurForce® is a clean and safe product.
DONOR INFORMATION: SurForce® is thoroughly tested for safe use in clinical procedures. Our serology panel exceeds requirements established by the FDA and tests for several potential pathogens that could be missed by less extensive testing observed in competitive industry products.
Human tissue donation is heavily regulated by the FDA and tissues must be deemed eligible for continued processing by an FDA registered recovery agency, as well as eligible for transplantation by a licensed Medical Director. The SURGENEX® recovery agency performs a detailed medical history and extensive medical background screening of all placenta donors. SURGENEX® requires each donor placenta to be screened and tested beyond the FDA’s required testing panel as we value the safety of our products above all.
How Does SurForce® Work?
Amniotic Membrane Allografts have a wide range of potential uses in fields such as sports medicine, orthopaedic medicine, and podiatry
Research shows amniotic membrane tissues help provide a support, and acts as a cushion and barrier. Research has also shown it to reduce pain and inflammation, promote soft tissue growth, and minimize scar tissue formation, allowing for highly beneficial clinical outcomes.
For example, research shows that amniotic membrane contains 1) cytokines that block the activation of pain receptors, 2) growth factors that are responsible for repair and regeneration for the developing fetus, and 3) hyaluronic acid, a fetal glycosaminoglycan that is found in high concentrations in areas of tissue proliferation, regeneration, and repair.
Moreover, Amniotic Membrane lacks the cell surface receptor HLA-DR, which gives amniotic membrane a unique ability to avoid triggering immune responses. This is known in the industry as “immune-evasive.”
SurForce® aims to take advantage of these natural properties of amniotic membrane tissues.
Is SurForce® Right For Me?
If you have experienced previous treatments for your condition such as steroidal injections or PRP injections, a procedure with SurForce® will be quite similar.
SurForce® can be used in a clinical setting, as well as a surgical setting, depending on your specific etiology. Talk to your Medical Provider today to find out if you are a candidate.
Talking With Your Doctor:
As with any condition or injury, a patient must consult their Primary Care Physician or qualified Healthcare Provider for medical advice. If you feel you are a candidate for SurForce® injections, schedule a visit with us by completing the form below to talk about the potential benefits and outcomes of Amniotic Membrane Allografts.
Tests and Diagnostics
Each patient may present with unique circumstances and conditions; therefore, specific treatments may be customized to each individual. Candidates for SurForce®injections should follow the recommendations given by their Provider, which may vary according to the patient’s medical history, etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis.
Working With Your Doctor
If you feel Amniotic Membrane Allograft will benefit you, ask us by completing the form below for more information to determine if this treatment is right for you.
How is SurForce® Applied?
SurForce® is injected into the affected area using a thin-gauge needle. Providers may also use diagnostic imaging to assist the procedure.
SurForce® may be useful for patients who need to see a specialist in Podiatric, Sports medicine, or Orthopaedic medicine.
Starting The Treatment Process
Your Provider may utilize SurForce® via different methods or techniques. Every patient receives a personal plan to treat their specific condition and achieve long-term success.
All medical procedures have inherent risk factors that will affect the healing process and outcomes, such as the patient’s age, physical condition, and lifestyle choices. The easiest of these risk factors for the patient to control is their lifestyle choices. All SurForce® patients should follow their customized treatment plan carefully to ensure the best possible outcome.
Talk with your Provider today to discuss your risk factors and how to minimize them.
Click here to view the most frequently asked questions concerning SurForce®. As always, speak with your Physician regarding any questions about your health.
Find A Doctor
Complete the Contact Form below to inquire about treatment options with your provider.
If you are undecided, always consult your Physician with specific questions concerning your health.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is SurForce®?
SurForce® is a cryopreserved injectable derived from donated human Amniotic Membrane Tissue.
Q: Do you have any statistics on patient outcomes or success rates?
For patient outcomes and success stories, please contact the SurForce® Healthcare Provider with the Contact Form below. You can also peruse through our patient testimonial section here.
Q: How do I get started?
The easiest way to get started is by filling out the Contact Form at the bottom of this page. A Provider will contact you shortly to address any of your questions or concerns. Surgenex distributes its products exclusively to verified medical facilities.
Q: Does my age make a difference?
Our bodies naturally degenerate over time. The regenerative processes that were once vibrant and energetic in our youth become slower and impeded as we age.
Q: What is the post-injection rehab like?
Your Provider may or may not recommend post-treatment rehabilitation. This decision will depend heavily upon the injured area and its pathology/etiology, as well as your current physical health status. Patients should work with their Healthcare Provider to determine if rehab will be necessary and/or beneficial.
Q: How much does the procedure cost?
Depending on the etiology, pathology, and severity of the chief complaint, each patient will be unique. Healthcare Providers can gather subjective and objective information such as patient history, orthopaedic examinations, diagnostic imaging, and lab results to assess and determine the patient’s needs. Based on these findings, Healthcare Providers can specify an appropriate treatment plan. Costs associated with specific procedures may depend on these variables. For specifics, contacting the nearest Provider of SurForce® for a consultation is recommended.
Q: How long does a typical SurForce® treatment take?
Depending on the affected region, or if there are multiple locations needing an injection, the treatment procedure can be administered during a standard office visit. Specific times may vary depending on factors inherent to the complications of the patient’s needs. The application of the treatment is non-surgical, and requires no pre-treatment preparation time.
Q: What is the biggest advantage of a SurForce® treatment?
There are several advantages to using Amniotic Membrane tissues rather than invasive medical procedures. Unlike pharmaceuticals and lengthy surgical procedures, to date no negative side effects have been reported with amniotic membrane allografts.
Q: What are the risks and benefits of using amniotic membrane tissue in procedures?
As with any treatment modality in Healthcare, there is always an inherent risk. It is understood from research, amniotic membrane is considered immune-evasive, and that no adverse side effects are evident. Furthermore, SurForce® maintains the highest standards of safety in our industry, exceeding the FDA’s minimum safety requirements.
Q: How are the tissues from the placenta processed?
Surgenex® uses the Excellion® Process to produce SurForce®. This patented process is a tightly controlled, aseptic process that isolates the amniotic membrane layer of the placenta. No other portion of the placenta is utilized.
Q: What is an amniotic membrane allograft?
Research shows that amniotic membrane tissue allografts contain extracellular matrices including growth factors, anti-fibrotics , anti-microbials, are immune-evasive, and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Research also shows it has the potential to repair articular cartilage. Please peruse our Research section here for research articles related to the incredible benefits of amniotic membrane tissue allografts.
Stem Cell Testimonials
Amazing staff and amazing facility! They did a fantastic job from start to finish. Can’t wait for my shoulder to feel healthy again! Thank you guys so much for the great care! Way better than surgery.
– Jason W.
Starting a couple of years ago Steve had pain in his right knee and starting in his left knee. He decided to have shots and then a scope which did not go well as he had more pain in his knees than before the scope. He had been hearing about and reading about stem cell treatment for some time when he found out about Dripping Springs Stem Cell Center. Several of the doctors are family friends of mine and after hearing that they were offering stem cell treatment, he felt very comfortable heading down to Dripping Springs for relief for his knees. Everyone at the clinic is very knowledgeable and professional and in no time Steve had his shots and was on his way back to Oklahoma.
Before having the stem cell therapy he could not walk thru a store without discomfort. No stairs or inclines….up or down, not even sitting for extended periods of time. He is now coming up on his third month and the improvement has been steady up until this week and suddenly the progress has really accelerated. He can walk as far as he would like, stairs are much easier and his recovery from any overexertion becomes quicker each week. He am also back to working in the yard.
Steve and I would gladly recommend the Doctors at Dripping Springs Stem Cell clinic to anyone seeking relief for worn out knees.
– Jo Ann O.