During human pregnancy the inner most lining of the placenta (amnion) encapsulates the fetus, filling with amniotic fluid. The unique structure of the human amnion and amniotic fluid provide a protective environment abundant with essential nutrients, proteins, growth factors, and stem cells for the developing embryo throughout the pregnancy. With the family’s consent, these otherwise discarded tissues can be donated for medical use and provide life changing treatments for others in need.
Clinicians have used amniotic tissue for over a century as a biologic dressing in a broad range of therapeutic applications. It has been generally recognized as an effective modality in advancing treatment of soft tissue defects, soft tissue trauma, tendonitis, tendonosis, chronic wounds, and localized inflammation.