CASE REPORT HIP JOINT PAIN:
73 YO male with left hip pain in the groin and lateral side of the hip due to osteoarthritis. Has already had right hip joint replacement. Osteoarthritis on x-ray moderate to severe. Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound revealed irregular cortical bone, psoas tendon abnormality, irregular cortical bone at the greater trochanter (lateral hip), abnormal gluteus medius tendon and abnormal iliotibial band (lateral hip). All were targeted for treatment.
Pain is rated 9/10 by numeric pain scale (NPS) ranging from 0-10 with 10 being worst pain. Patient using a cane to walk. Below is the real-time ultrasound guided injection of fat graft using the new Lipogems technology to process and prepare regenerative treatment intended for the repair, replacement, cushion, and support of damaged or injured tissues.
At 24 hours following treatment pain has improved from a 9/10 to 5/10. Patient reports he is excited he is able to walk without a cane. While not every patient improves so rapidly we do see in a large number of cases treated an interesting immediate improvement. We combine biologic treatments with state-of-the art ultrasound imaging to deploy Lipogems with laser-like accuracy exactly where the treatment is needed most. We believe this contributes to the positive results in the vast majority of patients treated. Outcome responses are tracked at 24 hours, weeks 1 and 5, months 3,6,12,18 and 24 following treatment.