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cindiwass (@cindiwass)

Anybody hear of Wharton's Jelly?

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Dec 27, 2021 | Replies (12)

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@sueinmn

Cindi – I don't know what your pain tolerance is, but I found the pain relief from surgery, plus the increased quality of life in being able to function again were well worth the surgery and rehab. I lost count of my ortho surgeries for arthritis, and I always forget the work of rehab until I am doing it, but each operation has been worthwhile.

I cannot find any evidence that Regenestem or Dr Neil Amin's company has FDA approval for Wharton's Jelly, which has been declared an "allograft" – use of human tissue from one human in the body of another – which does in fact require approval. Stem cells are a different story, and have been approved for some uses.

Here is what the FDA has to say: https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/consumers-biologics/important-patient-and-consumer-information-about-regenerative-medicine-therapies

Let me know what you find, both about FDA approval of specific Wharton's Jelly suppliers, and about whether Medicare actually covers the service.
Sue

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I checked the website from the fda you have above. Fwightening is all I can say. Glad you provided it. I will check with the FDA if I can. Too bad – it looked so alluring. 🙁

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