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AMNIOEXCEL® Patient Information/FAQs


AMNIOEXCEL® is an allograft, which is tissue that is transplanted from one person to another. Physicians use allografts in many ways and they have been used for decades to improve the lives of millions of patients. AMNIOEXCEL® is composed of a tissue that is retrieved from the amniotic sac of women who have chosen to donate this tissue after childbirth, which might otherwise be discarded.

What is human amniotic membrane?

The amniotic membrane is the innermost layer of the placenta. It lines the amniotic cavity which provides a protective environment for a developing embryo. It is a rich source of essential elements that can contribute to the natural reparative process of the human body.

Why has my doctor recommended it?

Human amniotic membrane allografts have been used for many decades in surgical procedures and more recently in the treatment of difficult to heal wounds. Because of its natural healing properties, amniotic membranes are used to enhance the healing process of challenging wounds.

Is it safe?

Yes. Over the years, processes have been developed that allow allograft tissues to be sterilized without significantly altering the natural properties that make them so beneficial. AMNIOEXCEL® is processed through a patent-pending technology called DryFlex®, which maintains its structure and properties but sterilizes the tissue to a level similar to any other sterile product used in the Operating Room today.

How often will it be applied?

AMNIOEXCEL® is typically applied once every two weeks but this is at the discretion of your physician. At each dressing change, your physician will evaluate how well your wound is healing and may decide to apply another piece of AMNIOEXCEL® tissue before two weeks. Also, depending on the progression of your wound, your physician will decide when you can stop using AMNIOEXCEL®.

How long will it last in my wound?

AMNIOEXCEL® is “absorbable” which means it absorbs fairly quickly after it is applied. Almost immediately after it is placed, the healing properties of the tissue begin to work on the wound, enhancing the healing process.

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