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  • AMT (Autologous Micro Transplantation Technology)

    The new treatment for Osteoarthritis!

    Autologous Micro Transplantation Technology (AMT) is an innovative and non-surgical method for treating joint pain and regenerating cartilage tissue, especially in musculoskeletal diseases such as arthritis or osteoarthritis. This procedure is based on the body’s natural regeneration and completely avoids the use of painkillers or other medications.

    The AMT procedure (Autologous Micro Transplantation) shows great potential in the treatment of pain and rehabilitation of joints with damaged cartilage tissue. This procedure promises significant improvements, particularly in diseases such as arthritis and osteoarthritis, but also in injuries and trauma to the cartilage that lead to stiffness and restricted movement.

    The regenerative capacity of conventional cartilage tissue is severely limited because it often lacks an adequate supply of nutrients and precursor cells. This means that degenerative processes in affected joints, such as arthritis, progress rapidly. The AMT procedure uses the micro implantation of tissue from the ear cartilage to stimulate the body’s own regeneration processes. This can lead to both pain relief and an improvement in mobility and reduction of stiffness in the joints.

    Overall, the AMT procedure is therefore suitable for treating almost all degenerative and injury-related cartilage damage in joints (especially in small joints such as the thumb saddle joint among others), making it a promising option in modern medicine!

    How does the AMT procedure work?

    1. Tissue sampling: In the first step, the patient’s own cartilage tissue, which is needed for regeneration, is taken from the patient’s ear cartilage. The ear cartilage is chosen because it has a high concentration of precursor cells that can develop into new cartilage.

    2. Preparation and transplantation: The removed cartilage tissue is prepared and then implanted into the affected joints or in the area of cartilage damage. This process is minimally invasive, which means that it is carried out with as little intervention in the patient’s body as possible.

    3. Regeneration and pain relief: After the transplant, the precursor cells from the ear cartilage help to regenerate the damaged cartilage tissue. This can lead to a significant reduction in chronic pain, which is common in arthritis.

    What are the advantages of the AMT procedure?

    • Naturalness: Since the procedure is based on the body’s own tissue, no foreign substances or medication are required, which minimizes the risk of side effects.
    • High tolerability: The use of autologous (the body’s own) tissue significantly reduces the risk of rejection reactions.
    • Fast effect: The regeneration process is accelerated by the high concentration of precursor cells in the ear cartilage.
    • Minimally invasive: The treatment is less stressful for the patient compared to surgical procedures and enables a quick recovery.

    Scientific validation

    The AMT procedure was developed by the pharmaceutical company RegeneraActiva and is patented. The effectiveness of the method has been proven by numerous clinical studies that document positive results in pain relief and cartilage regeneration.

    Overall, autologous micro transplantation technology (AMT) represents a promising and advanced treatment option for patients with joint pain and cartilage damage who are looking for relief and healing in a natural and gentle way.

    Treatment practice for the AMT procedure

    After determination if the AMT procedure is suitable in your case, the procedure is carried out in three steps:

    1. Removal of the tissue
    • Preparation: The procedure is carried out under local anesthesia.
    • Tissue removal: 3 biopsies are taken from the ear cartilage using a special 2.5 mm diameter punch.
    2. Preparation of the tissue
    • Extraction: The removed tissue is prepared to make it usable for later micro transplantation.
    • Disaggregation: The preparation step includes the extraction and disaggregation of the tissue to obtain the micro implant.
    3. Micro transplantation
    • Injection: The obtained AMT solution is injected into the joint with the damaged cartilage. This step is comparable to a normal joint injection.

    Through this process, the damaged cartilage is treated with the AMT solution to promote regeneration and improve the function of the jointThrough this process, the damaged cartilage is treated with the AMT solution to promote regeneration and improve the function of the joint.

    Additional information:

    • Duration of effect:
      In younger patients (60 years and younger): effect lasts 5+ years
      In older patients: effect lasts 3+ years.
    • Contraindications:
      Not suitable for rheumatic patients.
      Not suitable for severe deformation of the ear cartilage.
    • Requirements for the donor tissue:
      Donor tissue must be elastic.
    • Waiting time after cortisone therapy:
      After cortisone therapy, you should wait 3-4 months, as inflammatory reactions are necessary for the treatment.
    • After treatment:
      Patients should not shower for 2 days (to ensure that the donor site (ear) does not get wet).

    Athletes can start rehab and recovery training after about 2-3 days and can start training fully again after about 2 weeks.

    Local antibiotics can be used at the donor site (ear).

    More treatments should not be carried out until 12 months later at the earliest.

    Please contact us by e-mail or telephone for a personal consultation.