LIPOGEMS® Could Be the Answer for Pain from Arthritis, Shoulder including Rotator Cuff Tear, Lower Back, Knee including Meniscus and others.
JOINT DIAGNOSIS: Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging to See the Entire Joint
Unlike an X-Ray where all you see are bones, with ultrasound imaging you can view all of the joint structures both internal and external including bone, cartilage, joint capsule, ligaments, tendons and muscle, thus precisely viewing the causes of joint pain. Then, using the streaming ultrasound imaging the needle can be guided with pin-point accuracy ensuring treatment is delivered exactly where it’s needed. Non guided “blind” injections are shown to be 35%-60% accurate while ultrasound guided injections are 100% accurate. This ensures the treatment is placed exactly where it’s needed into every area where the damage is.
LIPOGEMS® is a new treatment option for arthritis pain now offered by Dr. Norma Bilbool, M.D., a double board certified physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine and Dr. Richard Striano, DC., RMSK Certified in Diagnostic Ultrasound and trained in Interventional Ultrasound Guidance..
LIPOGEMS® JOINT REGENERATION: Regeneration with Lipogems Micro-Fragmented Adipose
Optimum Joint, is equipped and has been performing ongoing clinical studies on the shoulder, rotator cuff, lower back, hip and ankle pain where a patient’s own fat is used to alleviate arthritis related conditions. Optimum was among the first practices in the USA trained in the state-of-the-art treatment through LIPOGEMS® technology that is a minimally invasive same day procedure, performed in about an hour and could be the answer for many of those looking to avoid surgery.
There are two sources of regenerative elements in the body, bone marrow and adipose tissue. Adipose has been shown to have more than 100 times as many regenerative cells and bioactive elements and is easy to harvest. Most patient are happy to lose a little fat. Using a local anesthetic with no sedation required, a small amount of fat is taken from the belly area. No cosmetic changes occur. The fat is then processed into Lipogems and using ultrasound imaging to guide the needle every nook and cranny needing treatment is given LIPOGEMS®.
Fat contains over 100 proteins associated with tissue repair and increase blood flow as well as regenerative cellular elements. Our clinical studies using Lipogems have shown excellent results with pain from shoulder, rotator cuff, lumbar spine, hip, knee and ankle conditions. Other joints including the elbow and hands have shown similarly excellent results.
YOUR LIPOGEMS® VISIT: The LIPOGEMS® treatment is done using a small amount of fat taken from the belly area of the patient using a local anesthetic in one office visit. There is no sedation required and no down time. After processing Lipogems, the medical doctor uses ultrasound imaging to guide the adipose during injection with pin-point accuracy exactly where the damage is located. Immediately after the treatment most patients feel significant pain relief. In some patients that relief lasts 5-12 hours and the pain may come back. The next day and over the first 5-7 days there may have ups-and-downs and gradual improvement with peaks of improvement at 5 weeks, 3 months and 6 months according to our clinical studies of all cases treated. The majority of patients treated have shown significant improvement with less pain, improved function and improved quality of life even after other treatments have failed and with joints diagnosed as bone-on-bone osteoarthritis.
NEW STUDY: Adipose tissue contains Adipose Derived Stem Cells “ADSC’s” and more than 600 secreted proteins and included key molecules involved in tissue regeneration. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2015; 6: 221.
NEW STUDY: Lipogems Product Treatment Increases the Proliferation Rate of Human Tendon Stem Cells without Affecting Their Stemness and Differentiation Capability. Results showed that the Lipogems product significantly increases the proliferation rate of hTSCs (human tendon stem cells). Moreover, treated cells increase the expression of VEGF, which is crucial for tissue healing. Stem Cells International Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 4373410, 11 pages.
Dr’s. Bilbool and Striano are among few doctors in the country offering IRB- approved regenerative treatment options using, with a focus on minimally invasive alternatives to surgery. Her work has been recognized and is currently due to be published.
“This is an extraordinary study because of its use of micro-fragmented fat tissue, which makes it more bioavailable to the area we inject, and by using the precision of ultrasound guidance the treatment is visualized being delivered to each area of the joint and tissues in need of repair. “This combination is contributing to the long term impressive results we are seeing”
Patients are monitored to measure improvement for 6 months following Lipogems treatment. We keep a close eye on your case.
NEW STUDY: Lipogems Product Treatment Increases the Proliferation Rate of Human Tendon Stem Cells without Affecting Their Stemness and Differentiation Capability. Results showed that the Lipogems product significantly increases the proliferation rate of hTSCs (human tendon stem cells). Moreover, treated cells increase the expression of VEGF, which is crucial for tissue healing. Stem Cells International Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 4373410, 11 pages
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