What Is Wharton’s Jelly?

Wharton's Jelly
Wharton's Jelly is a gelatinous substance within the umbilical cord. The key role of Wharton’s jelly is to provide cushion, protection, and structural support to umbilical vessels by preventing their compression, torsion, and bending. *

This means that when applied to damaged connective tissue within a joint it provides an ideal environment to reduce stress on your joint, ultimately allowing the body time to repair itself. Providing a buffer or cushion to a damaged joint is not a new idea. Orthopedic and pain clinics often use hyaluronic acid to accomplish the same goal. A Wharton's jelly tissue product is intended for homologous use. What it did in the donor tissue (cushion and support) is what it is intended to do when applied to a patient's tissue. Components found in Wharton's Jelly include mesenchymal stem cells, proteins, cytokines, and growth factors that complement its primary function.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common joint conditions in the entire world. It is commonly associated with aging but is also frequently seen in cases of overuse of joints (knees, hips, hands, shoulders, spines, etc). Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells, physicians are able to minimize inflammation-related osteoarthritis pain. As part of a study about seven years ago, patients with severe OA were injected with mesenchymal stem cells and found they were able to walk longer without pain and climb a greater number of stairs. A follow-up study five years later revealed that improvements had decreased but showed that the knee with stem cells was still better than the baseline. There are many other studies like this which all support that stem cells are often beneficial against arthritic conditions.
When you have joint injury and degeneration, mesenchymal (MSC) stem cells are useful in improving the overall function of joints. More than 20 clinical studies or case studies in the peer reviewed scientific literature all demonstrate that stem cells have been effective in regeneration of tissue, improving function, reducing pain and improving the quality of life for those suffering from orthopedic conditions.
Common reasons why people visit us.
Arthritis, Osteoarthritis - ACL Tears - Meniscus Tears - Plantar Fasciitis - Tennis Elbow - Golfer’s Elbow - Rotator Cuff Tears - Torn Labrum - Back Pain - Sciatic Pain - Disc Degeneration - Disc Bulges/Prolapse - Degenerative Joint Disease

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*(citation: Taghizadeh RR, Cetrulo KJ, Cetrulo CL. Wharton’s jelly stem cells: future clinical applications.Placenta. 2011;4:S311–S315. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2011.06.010)