Treatment for ArthritisExeter, NH – Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, the Seacoast’s leader in innovative orthopaedic care and services, is pleased to announce a new treatment option for common painful conditions, such as joint inflammation, arthritis, and damaged cartilage. Dr. Joshua Siegel of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics is the first physician in the Seacoast area to offer Arthrosurface Nanofactor Flow.

Arthrosurface Nanofactor Flow is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment in which human amniotic tissue and cells are injected into injured tissue to provide relief from pain and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. This amniotic tissue has mesenchymal stem cells that are thought to help regenerate damaged tissue such as cartilage, tendons and ligaments. The growth factors in the amniotic tissue provide anti-inflammatory, anti-adhesive, and anti-microbial properties to the injured area, and can significantly help reduce scarring for quicker healing. Amniotic tissue is also immune-privileged, which means there is virtually no chance that your body will reject the treatment.

Amniotic tissue can be found in the inner layer of the placenta that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy. The Nanofactor graft tissue is donated by healthy mothers at the time of a scheduled cesarean section. An extensive screening process must be successfully cleared in order to become an eligible donor.

Dr. Siegel was one of the first orthopaedic surgeons to offer biologic treatments for ligament, tendon and cartilage problems with platelet rich plasma, or PRP. This treatment uses the patient’s own blood to harvest platelets which contain many growth factors that can help the healing process of tissues. Offering Nanofactor expands the options patients on the Seacoast have with these emerging biologic alternatives to surgical invention.

Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics’ Dr. Josh Siegel is beginning to schedule patients for the Arthrosurface Nanofactor Flow procedure. The injection will feel very similar to a simple blood test or muscle injection in that a very small needle is used and injection irritation should subside in a few hours. It takes only a few minutes to administer the injection and should only take one or two office visits depending on the patient’s medical condition.

For more information about the Arthrosurface Nanofactor Flow procedure at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, visit or call (603) 775-7575.