Regenerative Medicine: Q&A's
Questions & Answers
1What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are the basic building blocks of human tissue. They have the ability to repair, rebuild and rejuvenate tissues throughout the body. When disease or injury strikes, stem cells respond to specific signals and set out to facilitate the healing process by differentiating into specialized cells. These specialized cells then release healing growth factors in response to the distress cell signal in an injured or pathologic area of the body required for the body’s repair.
2What type of tissue is utilized in Predictive’s products?
Our human cell and tissue products are derived from the umbilical cords of healthy, full-term deliveries. Our products do not contain any embryonic or fetal tissue.
3How are the tissue donors screened?
Comprehensive medical and social histories of the donors are obtained and reviewed. All tissues are procured, processed and tested in accordance with FDA requirements to minimize potential risks of disease transmission to recipients. Infectious disease testing is performed at a registered laboratory in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and 42 CFR part 493.
4How long does a procedure with Predictive products take?
Depending upon the area being treated, the procedure can be completed in a single office visit. Your healthcare provider at Voytik Center for Orthopedic Care will be able to provide details specific to your treatment plan.
5Does my age matter when I receive treatment with Predictive products?
Your age can play a factor in the outcome of your treatment. Your healthcare provider at Voytik Center for Orthopedic Care will be able to provide you with more specific information in regard to your treatment outcomes.
6Does the procedure hurt?
The use of Predictive's products does not require any invasive procedures, resulting in less pain and a shorter procedure time.
7When will I begin to feel the benefits from using a Predictive product?
Depending upon the severity of the injury and your personal health, recovery time can vary. Your healthcare provider at Voytik Center for Orthopedic Care will be able to provide you with more information regarding your recovery timeline.
8Are Predictive's products safe?
Our products are rigorously tested to FDA guidelines in our CLIA registered lab. Thousands of patients have used Predictive’s tissue allografts with no adverse effects.