Regenerative therapy is a type of medical treatment that helps the body repair and regenerate damaged tissues. It uses the body's own healing processes. Regenerative therapy is used alongside other treatments to help the body heal itself and regenerate soft and connective tissues. Regenerative therapy can help healing in a few ways.
Tissue Repair: It helps heal damaged tissues like muscles, tendons, ligaments, or cartilage. This therapy boosts the body's natural healing process, making tissue repair faster and reducing recovery time.
Pain Relief: Some regenerative therapies, like injections with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), can relieve pain and reduce inflammation related to muscle and joint problems. These therapies contain substances that help reduce pain signals and promote tissue regeneration.
Joint Support: Regenerative therapies can provide extra support by repairing damaged joint tissues and making them stronger.
Non-Surgical Option: In some cases, regenerative therapies can be an alternative to surgery for people who would otherwise need invasive procedures. By stimulating tissue regeneration, these therapies can offer a way to avoid surgery or delay it.
Wharton's Jelly is a gelatinous substance found in the umbilical cord. It is named after Thomas Wharton, an English physician who first described it in 1656. It is a type of connective tissue and contains growth factors. Its main function is to provide insulation and protection within the umbilical cord.
Wharton's Jelly is obtained through an FDA-approved process using cord blood from live-birth C-sections. It is important to note that no aborted fetal tissue is ever used. Mothers can choose to cryopreserve their baby's cord blood for future use or donate it. Before donation, the donor moms undergo prescreening for infections. The cord blood tissue is then processed and screened again for infections and diseases. After processing, the tissue cells are super-frozen and shipped in dry ice. They are thawed out just before use.
Since cells in Wharton's Jelly do not contain histocompatibility antigens, there is a minimal risk of transfusion reactions or tissue rejection when using this type of donor tissue or cells. Wharton's Jelly can be used alone or combined with the patient's own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), depending on the condition being treated. Your provider will determine the appropriate approach.
Wharton's Jelly has shown significant success in helping with various painful conditions, including:
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