As a field, regenerative medicine is finally hitting its stride and reaching more athletes who need it most. Among those treatments is Fluid Flow™, which uses amniotic fluid to promote healing. Many athletes are beginning to turn to Fluid Flow Therapy to help them get back in the game, and it’s only a matter of time before FFT spreads beyond the world of sports medicine.
At Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine in Ramsey, New Jersey, Dr. Kevin McElroy and Dr. Steven Ferrer offer Fluid Flow Therapy alongside other treatments as a way to restore function and mobility and allow athletes to return to their passion.
An overview of Fluid Flow therapy
Fluid Flow therapy is a form of regenerative medicine, which aims to promote natural healing. Where platelet-rich plasma uses the platelets from your blood to draw growth hormones to the area, FFT uses amniotic fluid from an approved donor.
Amniotic fluid is harvested from the placenta, which contains growth factors, cytokines, and proteins left over from pregnancy. The fluid is processed into an allograft, which can then be injected into areas that need a healing boost.
Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine uses allografts engineered by BioLab Sciences, which screens their donors carefully to ensure that all of the amniotic fluid is safe. The fluid is then terminally sterilized to reduce any risk of infectious disease.
Benefits of FFT
Regenerative treatments have plenty of benefits: They help you recover faster, reduce the need for surgery, and encourage your body to heal itself. Amniotic liquid allografts also come with additional benefits, including:
Poses no ethical concerns
Amniotic fluid is harvested from placenta, which are usually discarded after the baby is born. No harm is done to the mother or fetus, and something often considered a birth by-product can be used to help others.
Has a number of applications
Athletes are intrigued by Fluid Flow because it can be used to treat many different sports injuries, including sprains and tears. Treatment isn’t limited to athletes either. Anyone suffering from a degenerative joint disorder or inflammatory condition can find relief through FFT.
May be covered by insurance
Fluid Flow therapy is covered by Medicare and many other insurance plans. We can authorize you beforehand to make sure you’re covered, or we discuss payment options if you aren’t.
When to consider Fluid Flow therapy
Like many other regenerative treatments, FFT has been approved to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Sports injuries, old and new
- Tendonitis, bursitis, and fasciitis
- Joint pain
- Soft tissue injuries
If you think you might benefit from allograft injections, the team at Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine can help you learn more. We can diagnose exactly what’s causing your pain and determine whether regenerative medicine is the right choice for you.
To schedule a consultation, call 201-201-0443, or request an appointment online