Amniotic fluid joint injections for arthritis (Regenerative therapy)
HSS trial published in the Journal of Knee Surgery, found amniotic suspension allograft (ASA) injections may be a superior anti-inflammatory treatment for knee arthritis.
The trial compared the ability of amniotic injections to modulate inflammation and swelling as compared to saline and hyaluronic acid (HA) injections. Patients who received amniotic injections demonstrated greater improvements in overall pain and -activities of daily living scores compared to those in the HA group at six months and in both groups at six months.
Andreas H. Gomoll, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, commented on the findings stating, “The amniotic fluid and membrane injection showed the best results because there are a lot of anti-inflammatory substances in amniotic membrane and it is the inflammation and swelling that really hurts.” Dr. Gomoll explained, Furthermore he added, “The amniotic suspension allograft injections are also a good option for older patients as well. They allow us to try to delay or prevent all together the need for knee replacement.”
$2200 per knee