You have persistent pain in the feet or ankles. Your condition is not responding well to conservative care. Rest, ice, elevation, immobilization, over the counter anti-inflammatories, new shoes and inserts - after eight weeks of trying it all you're still in pain. Your aching feet are interfering with your ability to do your job and take care of your family. The throbbing in your ankle is keeping you from doing all of the leisure activities you used to enjoy.
Before considering surgery, talk with our board certified foot and ankle surgeons about EpiFix treatment.
Many of our patients are responding well to EpiFix, a micronized, dehydrated human amnion/chorion injection. This in-office procedure speeds up your body's own natural process to regenerate and heal damage to foot and ankle joints, bone, skin, tendon or ligaments.
EpiFix, developed by MiMedx, is made of human amniotic membrane allograft in powder form mixed with a saline solution.
Amniotic membrane is a unique material and its composition contains collagen types I,III, IV, V and VII. It is composed of structural extracellular matrix (ECM), that also contains specialized proteins fibronectin, laminins, proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans. In addition, amniotic membrane contains essential, active, healing growth factors such as epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-b), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), and platelet derived growth factor (PDGF).
Mimedx has developed a proprietary procedure, called the PURION® Process, that safely and gently separates placental tissues, cleans and reassembles layers, and then dehydrates the tissue to preserve the key elements associated with healing.
Injection of EpiFix delivers a source of multipotent amnion cells and growth factors that stimulate your body's own repair mechanisms regenerating or facilitating the repair of cells damaged by disease, genetics, injury or aging.
Texas Foot Surgeons have had great success providing relief for chronic pain patients with EpiFix treatment.
Regardless of the technique used, once placed into the body EpiFix membrane or tissue allograft are able to recruit your body's own stem cells and growth factors to promote healing.
Make an appointment today to see if EpiFix is indicated for your foot, ankle or lower leg condition. We can verify with your insurance company if your plan covers EpiFix Micronized Injectable or Membrane Allograft for your foot or ankle pain.