Patients’ own fat tissue can help treat joint problems

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A new piece of technology called a lipogem can be used to help alleviate pain from things such as arthritis and joint pain. The machine pulls out the fatty tissue and cleans it from any type of contamination. It is then reinjected into the body to take advantage of all the healing properties of the tissue. This procedure was officially approved in November of 2016. This could be really beneficial to produce and take advantage of the bodies own fat stores

Key Takeaways:

  • Lipogems is an FDA approved device that gently suctions, processes and then re-uses a patient’s own fatty tissues.
  • Lipogems was approved for widespread use, by the FDA, in November of 2016.
  • Fat is a rich source of growth factors, including vital cells, such as stem cells, which produce proteins.

“Body fat now can help treat bone joint conditions, including injuries and osteoarthritis — the type of arthritis caused by wear and tear in tissue between joints, which affects 27 million people.”

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