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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Amniofix: Advanced treatment for tendon/ligament conditions

At Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic, we pride ourselves on having the most effective and up-to-date treatment modalities available.  You may have read about laser treatments for nail fungus and EPAT in the past.  Another advanced treatment option for musculoskeletal conditions (tendinitis, capsulitis, fasciitis) is called Amniofix.  

Amniofix is micronized amniotic membrane.  What does that mean?  The amniotic membrane is the inner membrane of the placenta.  The reason that this particular tissue is so important is because it contains a myriad of growth factors which are essential to healing.  In addition, this tissue has a different inflammatory reaction, leading to less scarring.  This technology has been used for a very long time, particularly in eye surgery.  If you think about it, there are now some cases when a baby in the womb need surgery prior to being born, or surgery soon thereafter birth.  Babies have a remarkable ability to heal and often with no scarring - this is due to the growth cells and healing process.

This technology is now being applied in chronic, difficult cases of tendinitis, capsulitis and fasciitis.