What Are Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cells?

One of the most promising sources of mesenchymal stem cells is the human umbilical cord. Collection of these stem cells is painless and the cells have fast self-renewing properties. Compared to embryonic stem cells, human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (HUCMSCs) are noncontroversial sources, and can also be collected from other parts of the umbilical cord including the lining, perivascular tissue, and Wharton’s jelly.

These HUCMSCs are able to differentiate into three germ layers. They promote tissue repair, have anticancer properties, and modulate immune responses. Umbilical cord stem cells are considered to be one of the most beneficial types of stem cells. They are particularly of use in damaged tissue or inflamed regions.

Umbilical cord tissue has a high concentration of stem cells which are also beneficial for pain relief related to joint or soft tissue injuries. These cells are naturally occurring and antimicrobial. They can also be easily injected to help many medical conditions including pain in the back, neck, foot and ankle, hip, knee, hand and wrist, shoulder, and more. This out-patient procedure is also useful in treating arthritis, bursitis, muscle injuries, sprained ligaments, rotator cuff injuries, and more.

The human umbilical cord is considered to be medical waste, so collecting stem cells from it is not controversial and not doing so would almost be a disservice to the medical industry. These cells are very useful and can be collected through umbilical cord blood with the consent of the parents.

For the millions of Americans that live with painful medical conditions, traditional surgeries like total knee replacement surgery can be avoided in favor of stem cell therapy. They can help to restore injured knees and other joints, but be sure to consult with your physician before deciding whether or not surgery is right for you. To learn more about stem cell therapy, contact Regenerative Medicine today at 248-509-8630.

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