Medical Breakthroughs Reported by Click here to go to the homepage.
Be the First to Know. Click here to subscribe FREE!
Search Reports: Use quotation marks around your multi-word search terms in the box below to perform search of
Advances in health and medicine.Use " marks around search terms
What's New
News Flash
  Alternative Health
Asthma & Allergies
Breast Cancer
Cardiovascular Health
Children's Health
Dental Health
Fertility & Pregnancy
Men's Health
Mental Health
Multiple Sclerosis
Neurological Disorders
Nutrition & Wellness
Pet Health
Seniors' Health
Sports Medicine
Women's Health
Advances in health and medicine.
Click here to sign up for Medical Alerts!
Click below to access other news from Ivanhoe Broadcast News.
  Click here to get Ivanhoe's Medical Headline RSS feed Click here to listen to Ivanhoe's Medical Podcasts
Useful Links
Play It Again, Please
E-Mail a Friend
Order Books Online
Inside Science
Smart Woman
Advances in health and medicine.
Smart Woman Home
Click here to read the story
Click here to read the story
Click here to read the story
Smart Woman Home
Advances in health and medicine.
Click below to learn about Ivanhoe.
About Us
Contact Us
Ivanhoe FAQ
Our TV Partners
Travel Calendar
Advances in health and medicine.
Ivanhoe celebrates 20 years of medical news reporting reaching nearly 80 million TV households each week. Click here to learn more...
Advances in health and medicine.
Marjorie Bekaert Thomas
Advances in health and medicine.
Diabetes Channel
Reported July 1, 2013

Amniotic Fluid Saves Feet

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Nerve disease caused by type-2 Diabetes accounts for half of all amputations in the U.S., but a new treatment is helping patients keep their limbs.  And it comes from a pregnant woman!

Diabetic sores on Rocco LoBosco’s left foot robbed him of his little toe and doctors told him could lead to worse.

“There’s still a chance that you might lose part of the foot, or the whole foot, or even the leg," LoBosco told Ivanhoe.

However, by harnessing the power of amniotic fluid, Dr. Richard Jacoby, Medical Director at the Scottsdale Neuropathy Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, says it’s possible to avoid that.

“Amniotic fluid seems to meet the criteria to develop new tissue," Dr. Jacoby explained.

Amniotic fluid from a pregnant donor is injected into or wrapped around the nerve during decompression surgery. The stem cells in the fluid stimulate the affected area, telling it to heal the wound.

“I’ve done 16 nerves with this technique and all of them have restored their sensation," Dr. Jacoby said.

The new technique not only helps save limbs, but lives as well.

“Your life expectancy is 2 years after an amputation," Dr. Jacoby explained.

LoBosco had the surgery, and a month later, there is a noticeable difference.

“I had no feeling whatsoever in either of my feet," LoBosco said. "Now, I feel [my feet]…I couldn’t do this before.”

There are about 100,00 amputations each year in the U.S. Dr Jacoby says he also just used the treatment to help a woman with multiple sclerosis get out a wheel chair and start walking with a cane. The amniotic fluid comes from donors from an FDA approved laboratory.  MORE.

More Information

Click here for additional research on Amniotic Fluid Saves Feet

Click here for Ivanhoe's full-length interview with Dr. Richard Jacoby

If this story or any other Ivanhoe story has impacted your life or prompted you or someone you know to seek or change treatments, please let us know by contacting Andrew Mcintosh at


Related Articles in Latest Medical News:

 Doctor Contact
Medical Alerts!

[ Back to Diabetes Channel Home ]

Most Recent Videos

Follow Us On:

Click here to go to Ivanhoe's Twitter page Click here to go to Ivanhoe's Facebook page Click here to go to Ivanhoe's YouTube page

Home | What's New | News Flash | Search/Latest Medical News | E-Mail Medical Alerts!
Ivanhoe FAQ | Privacy Policy | Our TV Partners | Awards | Useful Links | Play It Again, Please
RSS Feeds | Advertising/Sponsorships | Content Syndication | Reprints

Advances in health and medicine.
Copyright © 2016 Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.
2745 West Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
(407) 740-0789

P.O. Box 865
Orlando, Florida 32802

Premium Content in Latest Medical News Denotes Premium Content in Latest Medical News