What is Joint Arthritis?

Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis. Joint arthritis can cause pain and inflammation within the joint. Inflammation occurs when the body’s white blood cells and immune proteins help protect from infection, bacteria and viruses. This response can cause inflammation. Arthritis that is associated with inflammation includes:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthirits
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Gouty arthritis

The most common form of joint arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is known as the “wear and tear” arthritis. It is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It occurs when the cartilage or cushion between the joints break down, leading to pain, stiffness and swelling. Severe damage can result in bone grinding, which can restrict movement. Typically, osteoarthritis occurs over time, but can also be caused by a joint injury or infection.

How to Diagnose Osteoarthritis

The symptoms of joint pain can be limiting to everyday life. When a patient suspects they have arthritis, it is important to visit a medical professional. During the exam, the physician will assess for swelling, redness and warmth. Joint movement may also be assessed during the exam. Imaging such as x-rays, MRIs, CT scans and/or ultrasound may be used to help diagnose the condition.

Joint Arthritis Treatment

Although there is not an exact cure for joint arthritis, there are a number of treatment options available today. When a patient has been diagnosed with arthritis, the first course of action is typically to modify or eliminate any activity that may be aggravating the joint pain. Medication and/or physical therapy may be prescribed to help reduce symptoms. When patients do not see an improvement in symptoms, our team may recommend a new treatment known as AmnioFix® treatment.

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What is an AmnioFix® Treatment?

AmnioFix® is composed of micronized, dehydrated amniotic membrane allograft that provides anti-inflammatory cytokines and growth factors for enhanced soft tissue healing. AmnioFix® contains a combination of growth factors that have similar characteristics to placental tissues. These growth factors help:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce scar tissue formation
  • Promotes healing at the injection site

It is important to note that AmnioFix® is not a stem cell treatment, but rather provides similar healing affects that regenerative medicine therapies provide. Research has shown that the properties of AmnioFix® help reduce inflammation and help enhance soft tissue healing.

Is AmnioFix® Safe?

AmnioFix® is processed using the PURION® Process, a unique approach that provides an added level of tissue safety and ease of use. AmnioFix® uses an effective microbial reduction. To date, over 75,000 human implants have been used.

For more resources on AmnioFix® Treatment, or other joint arthritis treatment, contact our physicians located in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area.

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