Stem Cell Therapy Using Fat Cells

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Autologous adipose (fat) – derived stem / stromal cell (AD – SC) therapy is an effective regenerative treatment used to repair damaged musculoskeletal connective tissue ranging from ligaments, tendons, cartilage, discs, muscles, nerve tissue, bone, etc. It also is involved with tissue regeneration and wound healing. Research has shown that there are many stem cells present in adipose (fat) tissue. The use of high density platelet rich plasma (HD – PRP) in combination with adipose (fat) derived stem / stromal cells enhances the reproduction of adult stem cells as well as their migration to the damaged tissue area.

Procedure:

The adipose (fat) is harvested usually from the abdominal wall below the umbilicus or inner thigh. Subsequently, the fat is placed in a bidirectional centrifuge resulting in the isolation of adult stem cells. The combination of adipose (fat) stem cells and high-density platelet rich plasma is then deposited to the damaged tissue area. Ultrasound guidance is used to deliver the adipose-derived stem / stromal cells and high-density platelet rich plasma precisely to the site of injury. This procedure is safe and effective.

Conditions Treated:

1. Shoulders

  • Partial Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Glenoid Labrum Tears
  • Joint Arthritis

2. Elbow

  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
  • Partial Tear Distal Biceps Tendon

3. Wrist/Hand

  • DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Joint Arthritis
  • Tendonitis of the Wrist and Hand

4. Hip

  • Joint Arthritis
  • Labrum Tear
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head
  • Iliopsoas Bursitis and Tendonitis
  • Iliotibial Band Tendonitis

5. Knee

  • Joint Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Major Ligament strains or partial tears (MCL, LCL, ACL)
  • Chondromalacia Patellae
  • Quadriceps Tendon Strain or Partial Tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease

6. Ankle / Foot

  • Achilles Tendonitis and Partial Tears
  • Peroneal Tendonitis and Partial Tears
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and Partial Tears
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Joint Arthritis
  • Recurrent Ankle Sprains