CASE STUDY: Precision ultrasound guided Lipogems adipose regenerative cell therapy. 63 YO female with severe knee pain rated 7/10 with 10 being worst pain. KOOS (Knee Osteoarthritis and Outcome Score) is 42/100, with 100 being perfect function. MRI revealed advanced bone-on-bone osteoarthritis with tears in the medial meniscus. Additional evidence of bursitis and tendinosis were revealed at point of care with ultrasound imaging. Patient failed to respond to prior treatments including arthroscopic surgery. Knee replacement was recommended.
Treatment administered with continuous ultrasound guidance of needle placement to ensure pin-point accuracy and visual confirmation that the deployment of the regenerative cellular therapy completely covers, and fills all points of interest and soft tissue defects. These included the medial joint, medial meniscus, Pes bursa, infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve, medial tibial plateau, lateral meniscus and deep infrapatellar bursa. Each target was treated with Lipogems and visually confirmed in real time as seen below.
5 weeks after Lipogems pain improved from 7/10 to 2/10 and KOOS improved from 42/100 to 65/100