An innovative treatment using stem and regenerative cells (Stromal Vascular Fraction or SVF) fat could be the end of years of suffering for patients with joint pain, from osteoarthritis to other sport and traumatic injuries.
Cells are usually extracted from the abdominal fat and act by stimulating the regeneration of tissues and cartilage damaged by osteoarthritis, an incurable disease (although it can also be applied to other joint problems).
The results depend on each case, but patients may notice them a few weeks after treatment. According to the present experience, if they are used early, they could postpone joint replacement surgery.
Stem and adipose regenerative cells, more than 100 times abundant than in the bone marrow, reduce inflammation in joints and tendons and stimulate the regeneration of damaged tissue and the growth of healthy tissue. It is an innovative therapy, but with very promising results, that confirms its usefulness due to the growing body of scientific studies.
In turn, it is done on an outpatient basis and recovery for daily life is almost immediate. The treatment is undertaken by a multidisciplinary team led by orthopaedic and plastic surgeons using the latest technology for the production of own stem and regenerative cells from fat during the surgery process.