Regenerative Medicine V:
Umbilical cord tissue is a soft substance (Warton’s Jelly) within the umbilical cord that provides cushioning and support to the umbilical vein and arteries. As a father of five children I’ve had the opportunity to cut this tissue and get a close up to it’s uniqueness. The cushioning and structural support elements from the soft substance consists of structural proteins, cytokines, chemokines and growth factors.
Hyaluronic acid is the most plentiful component of the glycosaminoglycans found in the umbilical cord matrix.
Hyaluronic acid is a key factor in the viscoelastic properties in the synovial fluid of joints.
Injections into joints can help with a decrease in pain and increase function.