Put the SPARK back in your life! Take advantage of a scientific innovation that harnesses the power of Umbilical Cord Cells to simulate regeneration within your body. Oconee Regenerative and Joint Institute physicians are changing the paradigm of traditional medicine. While traditional medicine of the past have used drugs to merely mask the symptoms, the newest advancements in Amniotic Product Therapy is directed towards creating a healthy environment in your body while stimulating your body to assist in the regenerative process.
How Amniotic Products Work
Umbilical cord stem cells are a type of cell called Mesenchymal (MCS). MSCs have the ability to migrate and target speciﬁc tissues. This property called homing is an event that allows cells to migrate from a remote area in the body to ﬁnd a damaged organ or tissue in a speciﬁc site. This is the mechanism by which MSCs are infused intravenously and reach the aﬀected areas of the body to perform its regenerative functions. MCS with Wharton’s Jelly is the most potent of stem cells.
The cord blood is processed in such a way that all blood components associated with rejection are removed. When these growth factors, proteins, regenerative cells, and stem cells are injected into a damaged joint, they go to work to repair the source of pain. IL-1ra (Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist) immediately begins reducing the damaging inflammatory components (Tumor necrosis factor-alpha, Interferon-gamma, ect.
Call our regenerative medicine team at Oconee Regenerative and Joint Institute located in Watkinsville for more information about amniotic product therapy.
Other than the umbilical cord, common sources of stem cells include bone marrow or fat harvested from the patient’s body. Depending on the health and age of the individual, these cells may be less potent than needed, and the extraction process more invasive.