More and more people of all ages and genders suffer from joint and skeletal problems that significantly reduce the quality of life and prevent the person from enjoying their everyday activities.
Fat is a versatile tissue that has an essential role both in the functioning of our body and in the healing process. This is because it contains an important network of reparative cells: special cells that act as a functional unit within the fat tissue.
For decades, various medical teams have studied the healing potential of fat tissue and have proven its effectiveness.
Body fat is a complex tissue that is formed of many types of cells, including adipocytes, reticular cells, mesenchymal cells and perivascular cells, all contained in a micro-environment called a niche. The fat tissue not only has a structural function, but also plays an important role in thermal isolation, protection from trauma, hormonal regulation and energy reserve.
It is a versatile tissue which has an essential role in various physiological processes, the most interesting of which is the healing process. In recent decades, this function has led scientists to investigate the curative properties of fat. In literature, there are some examples relevant to the use of fat for treating the injuries of soldiers during World War I.
What do scientific research and history tell us? Our fat helps the body repair damaged tissues.
LIPOGEMS is ideal for patients that have an orthopaedic condition, unable to get major, invasive surgery, would like another option to major, invasive surgery, or would like to be used in conjunction with their surgery.
Microfragmented adipose tissue processed by the LIPOGEMS System is used to provide cushion and support to help the natural healing process by supporting the repair, replacement, reconstruction of damaged or injured tissue.
The LIPOGEMS minimally invasive procedure is performed in a physicians office or a surgical setting and can be completed in approximately an hour.
The fat is first harvested. It’s then gently processed and/or cleaned with the LIPOGEMS device and then delivered into areas in the body to promote healing.
One great advantage of LIPOGEMS is that the fat cells can be delivered to multiple areas of the body. For patients that suffer from orthopaedic conditions in multiple areas of their body, the LIPOGEMS device can easily process the fat tissue to be used in all those areas in just one visit.