In many cases, a Human Tissue Cellular Allograft is just one shot when used for the treatment of damaged or degenerative joints. In severe cases, sometimes it can take more therapy, however in the majority of cases we see at Solutions Integrated Medicine, it’s just one shot. However in ALL allograft treatments using amniotic tissue or Wharton’s jelly, there are various adjuncts that are very necessary for the best results. For example, when allograft cellular tissue is injected into degenerative knees, often bracing is required for a time-being. This is necessary to help keep the damaged joint space open so the allograft cells have more room to work when they are in their most active phase.
Most joints require rehab after allograft treatment. There are several reasons why this is important. Taking a joint through normal ranges of motion while it’s healing is paramount for establishing a more functional joint. Rehab also helps restore proper strength and flexibility to soft tissue structures that help stabilize the joint. This is also important for helping to rebalance and realign the joint to ensure the longest lasting result. When allograft treatments are applied to the feet, ankles, knees and/or hips, orthotics are also a very important adjunct. These custom shoe inserts help re-establish proper arches in the feet in an effort to reduce impact on the joints above while walking/standing.