Human Tissue Therapy
Homologous Use ONLY
HTT utilizes donated, processed human cells and tissues to promote repair and reconstruction. A variety of different cell and tissue types have been used for HTT, including:
- Amniotic Tissue is used routinely for the treatment of topical wound defects
- Human Collagen is administered routinely to address skin defects.
- Donated Cartilage can address various joint conditions in the upper and lower extremities.
- Tendon Grafts are routinely implanted to address sports injuries.
- Human Bone Allografts are used for bone fusions in orthopedic indications.
Human Tissue Therapy Characteristics
HTT may involve either structural tissues or cells/nonstructural tissues, depending on the characteristics of the tissue in the donor. HTTs may only be used in the recipient patient for the same basic function as the cells/tissue functioned in the donor (homologous use). Some of the functions of different types of tissues are described below:
Some types of HTT may be used as a structural scaffold that supports the cellular activity required for reconstruction of the patient’s tissue
Insurance Coverage Might Be Available
Insurance plans may cover certain human tissue therapy.
Talk to your health care provider to find out if your insurance plan qualifies for Human Tissue Therapy reimbursement.