Umbilical Cord Allograft
What is umbilical cord allograft?
Umbilical cord allograft is a dehydrated, minimally manipulated, non-viable cellular epicord for homologous use. The Epicord is a thick, unique membrane derived from the umbilical cord, the structure of which protects the veins and arteries. It is derived from the umbilical cord blood. Umbilical allograft therapy is one of the most amazing advancements in medicine. Umbilical allograft therapy is a major innovation in regenerative medicine.
What are the benefits of umbilical allograft?
- Gives an immune environment for the healing process
- Provides a connective tissue matrix to supplement or replace damaged tissue
- Contains essential factors required for wound healing
- Can be stored in a suitable setting for up to 5 years
What conditions can benefit from umbilical allograft?
Umbilical allograft contains a great concentration of live message-signaling cells and, significantly helps in repair and regeneration of damaged tendon, cartilage, bone, ligament, nerve tissues, and blood vessels. Umbilical cord allograft has a high molecular weight, hyaluronic acid, growth factors and immune affluent collagen which benefit wound, trauma, orthopedic and reconstruction procedures. These are highly effective to treat and manage chronic, non- healing diabetic foot ulcers. Other uses include tendon repair, bone regeneration, and retinal diseases treatment. It may avoid the need for surgery for many conditions.
What are the contraindications for umbilical cord allograft?
Epicord allograft or umbilical allograft should not be used on:
- A patient with a medical issue or disease that can create a serious risk of postoperative issues
- Areas of the body with latent or active infection
What are the storage requirements for umbilical allograft?
Umbilical allograft should be stored in a clean and dry environment in suitable conditions. These have a shelf life of five years. Make sure to confirm the expiry date.
Is the umbilical allograft therapy safe?
Umbilical allograft therapy is safe and is processed at FDA controlled and certified labs. Just like any other procedure, there is a rare possibility of infection if the procedure is not performed properly. Validated sterilization and proprietary processing techniques are used to remove any unfavorable components of the allograft.