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. The 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 umbilical cord tissue include, proteins, cytokines, and growth factors that complement its primary function.