Dr. Mechanik and the Colorado Foot Institute are proud to offer two Regenerative Medicine Technologies. AmnioFix and Mesenchymal Stems Cells (MSCS) injection therapy. These are both all-natural and designed to treat many conditions and injuries of the foot and ankle. Both these technologies work to heal the injured tissues, with your bodies own growth factors and stem cells,without surgery. Dr. Mechanik has been able to help many patients avoid surgery and return to their active lives, using these regenerative medicine technologies.
AmnioFix or Mesenchymal Stems Cells (MSCS) are both good alternative treatments for patients who are not interested in surgery, but have also not found relief through other conservative options like physical therapy, oral anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections and prescription orthotics.
Common Conditions treated with Regenerative Medicine Techniques.
- Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciosis
- Achilles Tendinitis/Tendinosis
- Ligament & Tendon Injuries
- Non-Healing Fractures
- Cartilage Injury
There are many advantages to AmnioFix or Mesenchymal Stems Cells (MSCS) injection treatments over traditional surgical interventions including, faster healing, less down time, less pain, decreased chance for complications, decreased time required to immobilize in a cast or fracture walker, early mobilization and decreased cost. All of this leading you back to your life and activities you enjoy quicker.
Prior to any procedure, Dr. Mechanik will meet with you for a consultation to discuss and evaluate your condition(s). X-rays, MRIs and CT scans are commonly used to assist in determining the best treatment option for your condition or injury.
AmnioFix is composed of growth factors, which are powerful agents that are capable of stimulating cellular migration, cellular growth, cellular duplication and cellular differentiation. Some growth factors contained in AmnioFix signal local cells to help heal the damaged tissue.
HOW IT WORKS
Injuries are caused either by a trauma or overuse of the affected area. Micro-tears in the tissue and joints form and becomes inflamed. Scar tissue may form and impede a full recovery. AmnioFix contains naturally occuring agents that reduce inflammation and scar tissue formation and enhance healing of micro-tears in the soft tissue. AmnioFix injections are performed as in office procedures.
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy
Mesenchymal Stems Cells (MSCS) are a form of regenerative medicine that utilizes a person’s natural healing mechanism to treat various conditions. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to change into any specific type of cell in the body. Once deployed to an area of injury, these cells can transform into the cell type that is needed to help promote healing. These procedures can help accelerate healing for many patients suffering from conditions such as chronic tendon injuries, ligament injuries, fractures or arthritis.
Mesenchymal Stems Cells (MSCS) injections are performed as in office procedures.
At this time insurance companies are not covering regenerative types of therapies.
These procedures are self-pay, but we do offer financing.