LIPOGEMS is ideal for patients that have an orthopedic 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 less than an hour.
The fat is first harvested. It’s then gently processed and cleaned with the LIPOGEMS device and then delivered into areas in the body to promote healing.
Bone marrow lesions (sometimes called Bone Marrow Edema, or BME) are small defects typically found in subchondral bone, the region below the cortical bone near a joint. They can only be seen on certain MRI sequences, appearing as a hazy white area against the background of darker bone.
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.
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