What is Wharton’s Jelly
Bio-T's is a minimally manipulated and intended for homologous use, tissue-based product derived from donated placental tissue from full term planned C-Sections. Bio-T consists of Wharton’s Jelly, which is a mucous connective tissue mainly consisting of collagen, hyaluronic acid and several sulphated proteoglycans. Wharton’s Jelly has unique characteristics of providing structural support, cushioning, and lubrication in the body, and is an exciting alternative regenerative medicine therapy that can be used as superior options to NSAIDs & steroid injections and help assist with pain in musculoskeletal injuries.
Advantages of Wharton's Jelly
Wharton’s Jelly may be preferred over other regenerative medicine tissue-types because it contains up to 50 times more higher concentration of long-chain hyaluronic acid and growth factors. Wharton’s Jelly also has a greater abundance of essential regenerative components than other tissue-types (PRP, marrow and adipose), making it an excellent option for regeneration and in the reduction of inflammation.
Alternative to Traditional Therapies
Wharton’s Jelly as an alternative to traditional approaches in the musculoskeletal arena offer the patient the benefit of avoiding the first pass effect on the liver so common to most musculoskeletal medicine choices. NSAIDS, muscle relaxants, Schedule II substances and corticosteroids can be riddled with side effects. Pain medications run the risk of addiction. Corticosteroids can demineralize bone further possibly complicating an already unstable joint, can negatively affect the immune system, and can be difficult to use with diabetics. Muscle relaxants and NSAIDS often cause digestive issues and complications.