Have none of your treatment options for knee osteoarthritis been effective? A micro-fragmented adipose injection appointment with us might be just what you need to improve your well-being. Here’s what you should know about micro-fragmented adipose injections.
What is Micro-Fragmented Adipose Injection?
Micro-Fragmented adipose injections are a minimally invasive alternative that uses adipose tissue cells to help your body by kickstarting its own healing mechanisms. The practice uses adipose tissue or brown fat cells that are collected via the process of lipoaspiration. They are then processed in a laboratory and converted into adipose-derived mesenchymal cells, which can then be injected back into the body as a form of treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Micro-Fragmented Adipose Injection?
Studies show that micro-fragmented adipose injections have multiple benefits. They are especially helping in reducing pain, improving mobility, and increasing cartilage thickness in patients with knee osteoarthritis, as well as in patients with shoulder pain. A micro-fragmented adipose injection may:
- Improve the quality of life by reducing chronic pain
- Improve mobility
- Heal wounds
Micro-Fragmented adipose injections are typically quick procedures that are minimally invasive. Physiotherapy sessions are often recommended to help regain mobility, and high-impact workouts or other strenuous activities are to be avoided for up to two weeks after the procedure.
What to Expect During a Micro-Fragmented Adipose Injection Appointment
If you’ve never been to a micro-fragmented adipose injection appointment, you might be wondering what to expect. A trained physician at Chris Strickland will begin by asking you a series of preoperative questions to determine your current health status. This may also include a physical examination, X-rays, and MRIs of your joint or area of concern.
From there, we will determine if you are a good candidate for a micro-fragmented adipose injection, review the procedure, and the next steps. This can typically be completed in one session, preventing the need for the patient to return for repeat visits.
For more information about micro-fragmented adipose injection, contact Chris Strickland at (706) 769-9779.