Orthobiologic medicine comes in many forms, and one of the most exciting advancements in orthobiologic medicine is using different parts of your body to treat a number of conditions, one of which is fat cells. Read on to find out more!
Adipose tissue, or fat, has been used to help treat patients since as far back as the First World War. Today, technology and science has progressed so far since then that our uses of adipose tissue can achieve things doctors couldn’t even dream of over a century ago. It’s a perfect source of healing power: most people have excess fat, it’s easily accessible and extracted from the body, and it’s known to contain 100 to 500 times more reparative cells than other tissue.
Lipogems is the next generation of orthobiologic adipose tissue. It helps make healing more effective and significantly improves patient outcomes. The process is simple and is an outpatient one: we extract fat from the body, typically from the midsection or ‘love handles’. We then process it using the Lipogems machine, which rids the fat cells of any contaminants and then resized to make the cells easier to inject. This helps the healing process by allowing the cells of a smaller size to interact with the treatment area better. With fat cells, there is no risk of rejection from your body, since it’s your own cells! Lipogems are ideal for patients looking for a minimally-invasive alternative to orthopaedics and arthroscopic surgery.
Dr. Kevin Darr’s clinic is a leading orthopaedic surgeon with year of experience. You can count on him and his clinic to help to decide if orthobiologic medicine is a suitable alternative for you and your condition. Contact us today to find out more.