Amniotic tissue injections is a new treatment taking over the country. Many people call these injections "stem cell" injections however that is misleading. Although there is a type of stem cell in the amniotic tissues, it is not the type taken from embryos. The tissue for these injections is taken from amniotic sacs or cords after live births and put through a process to harvest the "stem cell" tissues.
Amniotic injections work as well as, if not better than, PRP injections; however, there is substantial cost for this injection. When done in an office setting the cost is often $600-$1000 EACH treatment, with multiple treatments often needed. Some patients are able to have these done at no cost to them if done at an outpatient surgery or treatment center. We will check the insurance coverage on all interested patients to do the most cost effective route.
What is the benefit of Amniotic Injections?
Easy to perform
No significant side effects
What is the down side?
Will my insurance cover it?
Very few insurances cover these treatments in the office. We are often able to get coverage approved for employer and commercial insurances when done at an outpatient surgery or treatment center.