What Are Connective Tissue Matrix Injections?
At Warner Orthopedics & Wellness, we have been using connective tissue matrix injection therapy for years for those with persistent joint pain, muscle pain, and for the non-surgical repair of tendons.
Most of these powerful connective tissue support injections for chronic musculoskeletal pain are derived from certain aspects of a donated amniotic sac after a live birth.
We truly believe in the power of natural, regenerative medicine, but we aren’t the only ones: under certain circumstances, some connective tissue matrix injections are now covered under traditional Medicare.
Let’s look into what connective tissue matrix injections are and why they may be the best option for your recovery:
Where Does The Injectable Fluid Come From?
The fluid used in these injections comes from consenting mothers who undergo cesarean sections at the end of their full-term pregnancies. During cesarean procedures, amniotic fluid is usually discarded. Now this powerful biologic substrate is harnessed for the benefit of others.
But when mothers choose to donate this fluid, it can be used in regenerative therapies like tendon, ligament, cartilage and muscle injections.
More solid formulations of similar connective tissue matrices are used in surgery to wrap around nerves, to lay on areas that need help healing and to assist in the general reduction of scarring.
It’s important to note that no embryos are harmed during the collection of such connective tissue matrix support (derived from amniotic membranes) fluid.
The membrane and fluid donated for such treatments are considered to be sources of allograft tissue. “Allograft” tissue is tissue that is taken from one individual and given to another, like skin or bone grafts.
WHAT CONNECTIVE TISSUE MATRIX INJECTIONS ARE USED FOR
Since these injections contain a few stem cells and a tremendous amount of growth factors, anti-inflammatory capabilities along with other healing proteins, their use in regenerative therapies is nearly limitless.
- It can be injected into arthritic joints to both cushion the joints and prevent bone-on-bone irritation.
- It can facilitate the repair of tendons, ligaments, fascia, and more.
- It has been used effectively to relieve pain associated with ACL tears, tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries, foot & ankle pain, plantar fasciitis, post-operative pain, and even wound care.
- Currently, one of the best uses for this powerful tool is in the treatment of muscle pain and inflammation.
HOW DO CONNECTIVE TISSUE MATRIX APPLICATIONS WORK IN WOUND CARE?
Connective tissue matrix injections and solid products are a game changer for chronic wound care. These products work to fight dangerous and damaging inflammation and to promote re-epithelization.
This means that the injections help stimulate skin cell regrowth to help cover and protect the wound.
It also helps promote overall wound healing for a faster recovery, and inhibits TGF-beta signaling that results in scar tissue.
Many studies have shown that such matrix applications can make wound healing, especially with diabetes, faster and better.
Regenerative Therapies At Warner Orthopedics & Wellness
In our clinic, we strive to make the latest in safe and effective regenerative medicine easily accessible to our community here in Baton Rouge.
In addition to Connective Tissue Matrix Injection Therapy, we also offer Mesenchymal Progenitor (Stem) Cell Therapy, Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) Injections, and more.
To find out if you are a good candidate for regenerative medicine in our clinic, schedule your appointment today!
Dr. Meredith Warner is the founder of Warner Orthopedics & Wellness, Baton Rouge’s premier Orthopedic & Podiatry Wellness Clinic. She is also the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.
Dr. Warner is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote overall well-being through her private practice. She advocates for wellness and functional health so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.
At Warner Orthopedics & Wellness, we offer:
- Elite foot and ankle care
- Comprehensive treatment of orthopedic conditions
- In-house physical therapy
- Expert care delivered in a brand new wellness clinic