FDA Approves Lipogems for Tissue Repair in Orthopaedic and Arthroscopic Surgeries

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FDA Approves Lipogems for Tissue Repair in Orthopaedic and Arthroscopic Surgeries

The Food and Drug administration recently approved lipogems as a reparative approach in arthroscopic and orthopaedic surgeries. Lipogems is a cell revitalization technology, which utilizes patient body's fat cells for the renewal of damaged cells. The approach is well suited for all the age groups, from a child to an elder and from young to professional athletes. These days, patients are looking for novel treatment alternatives to other invasive treatments, and for them, fat cells are the most suitable as they can be derived from the patient’s own body. Liposomes is the best choice of treatment for those patients who have already undergone treatment with steroid injections, physical therapy, NSAIDs drugs and other in-efficacious drugs.

The lipogems system comes in a comprehensive package. The technique uses a least possible invasive strategy to transfer the fat cells (adipose tissue) from the body areas like love handles or stomach. The procedure usually requires one hour for completion and can be executed at any place in either a surgical setting or the office. The treatment starts with rinsing picked fat with saline to eliminate contaminants like cell debris, blood and oil. After that, the fat tissues are micro-fragmented to get the ideal size. The processed tissue can then be used to ease the natural healing process by supporting the repair, replacement or reconstruction of damaged or injured tissue. In the case of multiple orthopaedic issues, extra fat should be removed and treated by using the Lipogems technique to help address those additional problems. 

Dr. Diego Correa, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics (Division of Sports Medicine) & Diabetes Research Institute- Cell Transplant Center at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine is also captivated by the Lipogems technology. He feels that the technology is unique because it keeps the cells and tissue intact, and thus functions much like the way it does naturally in the human body—and meets the new FDA guidelines for minimal manipulation."  



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FDA Clears The Way: Lipogems' Receives FDA Clearance For Microfragmented Adipose Tissue System Utilizing Body's Own Fat To Support Tissue Repair In Orthopaedic And Arthroscopic Surgeries

Therapeutic, Arthritis, Joints
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