At Performance Orthopedics, we use fat as a matrix or scaffold. We perform a mini-liposuction to harvest the fat.
Fat-derived Stem Cells
- First, we numb the area from which the fat is to be extracted with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. Then, we insert a small cannula to draw out the adipose tissue. The amount of fat we extract will depend on the severity of the condition to be treated.
- After the tissues are extracted we do NOT manipulate them. Using ultrasound guidance or fluoroscopy, we inject the cells into the injury, defect, or tear, along with PRP. This entire process – from extraction to injection – takes approximately 1 -2 hours.
World-Class Regenerative Therapy in Michigan
Performance Orthopedics caters to patients from all over the country – patients who demand the most innovative medicine for their musculoskeletal health. If you want to be treated by a national expert who trains other doctors on regenerative techniques, then Performance Orthopedics is the place to be.
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