EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE OF LIPOGEMS
An Award-Winning Technology for Orthopaedics
An Award-Winning Technology for Orthopaedics
Patients of all ages suffer from orthopaedic issues including athletes (including elite), weekend warriors, busy working professionals, elderly patients and more. When patients experience injuries or orthopaedic issues that cause them discomfort, the first line of treatment is typically conservative interventions like physical therapy, corticosteroids and viscosupplementation. Unfortunately, when these options are no longer effective or the patient is not ready for major, invasive surgery, they suffer from debilitating pain, reduce quality of life, and significant financial burden. Lipogems is a best in class FDA cleared option for patients that are between conservative therapy and are not ready for major invasive surgery.
Commitment To High Quality Research:
Patients that have tried conservative options with minimal relief and who are not ready for major invasive surgery are considered to be in the “treatment gap”. They are typically in the gap for 9-12 years, but it is more like 20 years.2 Younger patients spend 40 years in the treatment gap, which is majority of their life.2
Orthopaedic physicians, surgeons and researchers are the first to use the award winning LIPOGEMS device that gently processes and uses your body’s own fat tissue to cushion and support areas of injury or damage as your body heals itself. When utilized in orthopaedic medicine, LIPOGEMS technology supports a healing environment to help aid in the repair, replacement, reconstruction, and support of damaged or injured tissues.
ADJUNCT TO ORTHOPAEDIC OR ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY
LIPOGEMS may be used with orthopaedic or arthroscopic surgery to optimize recovery.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE IN THE OFFICE
LIPOGEMS may be used for patients that are not ready for major invasive surgery or do not qualify for major invasive surgery.
Fat is a versatile tissue that plays essential roles in the way our body functions, but one of the most remarkable is the role that fat may play in how we heal. A variety of studies over many decades have been conducted exploring the healing potential of fat.
HISTORY AND RESEARCH
A variety of studies over many decades have been conducted exploring the healing potential of fat.
HIGHEST QUALITY TISSUE
Your own fat has the best quality tissue. FAT has 100-500 times more reparative cells than other similar tissue int the body.2
AGE MAY NOT BE A FACTOR
Research has shown that as a person ages, their FAT maintains its reparative properties unlike similar tissue, which mat lose healing capacity with age.3, 4, 5
MINIMAL RISK OF REJECTION AND INFECTION
Using your own tissue has minimal risk of rejection and infection.
Lipogems Advantage: Benefits to the Patient
Your own fat cells are the best cells. Your own fat will have less likelihood for rejection.
You may not be a candidate for Lipogems if:
More than 30,000 Lipogems procedures have been performed worldwide, and your physician can speak with you about the possible outcomes associated with this procedure.
The recovery process varies for each patient. Your doctor will determine the best treatment option for you.Your doctor will help determine what activities you can perform and put you on an appropriate treatment plan. Patients should not engage in strenuous activity for at least 1-2 weeks following the procedure.
Similar to most new technologies, the Lipogems procedure is not covered by insurance at this time. Please speak to your doctor about using your flexible spending account.
Mild to moderate swelling or soreness at injection site may occur, depending on the location of the treatment site. See disclaimer below for additional information.
Disclaimer: Individual results vary. Not all patients will have the same post-procedure recovery and activity level. See your physician to discuss your potential benefits and risks.
The Lipogems System is a sterile medical device intended for the closed-loop processing of your own fat tissue in medical procedures involving the harvesting, concentrating and transferring of your own fat (adipose) tissue harvested with a legally marketed lipoplasty system. This can be a minimally invasive procedure that’s done in the office, to support soft tissue defects and may promote healing in orthopaedics and arthroscopic surgery. Lipogems may or may not appropriate for all patients.
Like any medical procedure, there is a risk for soreness, redness, swelling, and/or pain. These procedures require needle access (size, location and depth vary depending on the procedure) and this may result in (but not limited to), discomfort, pain, apprehension, bruising, tenderness, bleeding, swelling, or infiltration at the injection site. Other symptoms that may occur include lightheadedness, fainting, nausea, or vomiting. There is slight risk of infection at the injection site and have minimal risk of adverse reactions or complications as with any other injection procedure. Since the fat is from your own body there is little concern of disease transmission, allergic reaction or tissue rejection. For patients with chronic medical conditions such as autoimmune, diabetes, heart or lung disease, circulatory diseases or obesity, extreme caution may be necessary.
There are rare but possible risks and complications due to fat transfer including an allergic reaction to the local anesthetic, damage to underlying structures, hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal), changes in sensation, unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures, permanent discoloration caused by a ruptured blood vessel at the treatment site, calcification, a divet in the area of the tissue harvest, peri-operative bleeding, a blood clot at the treatment or donor site, an infection, scar tissue, and a fat embolism caused by a fat injection mistakenly directed into a blood vessel, and death.
The information presented is for educational purposes only. Speak to your doctor to decide if Lipogems procedure is appropriate for you. Individual results vary and not all patients will return to the same activity level. The lifetime of any procedure is limited and depends on several factors like patient weight and activity level. Your doctor will counsel you about strategies for your post-procedural care. It is important to closely follow your physician’s instructions regarding post-procedure activity, treatment and follow-up care. Ask your doctor if Lipogems procedure is right for you.
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