Human Cellular Tissue or Wharton’s Jelly Allografts (formerly known as “stem cells”) all refer to the same product and are used to treat a variety of health concerns. The most common are joint pain and neuropathy. As with all medical treatments, there is never a guarantee of results.
We have been treating patients using these products for over 20 years, and have seen great results. Our expectation is that a patient will get about a 50-60% improvement over their current condition. That is what we would consider a successful treatment. This result is achieved about 85% of the time in our office. However, we are selective on who we inject with these products. If the medical staff feels that using regenerative medicine will not be beneficial, we will tell the patient so. We will also do our best to explain the expected results from the treatment.
From our experience, we have seen human cellular tissue treatments do several things in a joint. Typically, the first thing we see is a reduction in inflammation and arthritis. Next, we see a reduction of pain. This may be due to a reduction of scar tissue in the joint or due to the reduction in inflammation. Finally, the last thing we have seen is a regeneration of tissue in the joint. This last step can take longer, sometimes taking 6 to 8 months or longer.
We have seen patients experience changes in their joint over several months, sometimes up to 8-12 months after their injection.