International Precision Medicine Conference

April 19-21, 2021 | Orlando, USA

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April 19-21, 2021 | Orlando, USA

Ashish Anand

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Ashish Anand
Title : Amniofix in refractory knee pain


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I am reporting my  retrospective case series of 40 patients of variable age group who had failed all conservative treatment options including all other injections like steroids and viscosupplementation and were reluctant  for  surgery. Patients were injected with Amnio-fix injection and  were followed at 4 weeks and 8 weeks and 6 months and contacted at 1 year . Failure rate was defined as improvement of < 50 percent in VAS scale. 65 percent Patients reported  improvement in there VAS pain levels of more than 60 percent and 25 percent reported improvements of 50 percent and 10 percent did not have any improvement . The majority group above reported improvement in their walking distance. Based on above failure rate was 10-25 percent which was defined as need of other treatments/surgery. This retrospective review of cases  suggests that Amnio-fix can be used in treatment of refractory arthritic knee pain. To the best of our knowledge this is a second follow up series in English Literature elucidating the benefits of Amniofix in osteoarthritis. As technology advances and price become affordable the research world will hear more about this product.


Ashish Anand, MD, DNB, is an Staff Orthopedic Surgeon at VAMC Jackson ,MS. He also serves as Assistant Clinical Prof (Adj) at Dept of Orthopedics, University of Mississsippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS. In his Current assignment he is involved in care Direct patient care as well as is involved in teaching activities with residents, RN and PAs. He is also involved in research activities, which enables him to stay abreast with cutting edge technology.. He has significant number of publications in national and international journals of repute. Dr. Anand has presented lectures as a faculty both at national and international levels. He is life member of Indian Orthopedic Association, Indian Arthroscopic Association, Indian Arthroplasty Association, Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons and associate member of American Orthopedic Association. He was a lead author in a book chapter(Exposures in Knee Arthroplasty)-in the book Surgical Techniques in Knee Arthroplasty published by Elseiver. He is  the Editor for  a book titled Management of arthritis -A Holistic view, published by Bentham publishers and had also authored a chapter in the book.