Patients of all ages suffer from orthopaedic issues including athletes (including elite), weekend warriors, busy working professionals, elderly patients and more. When patients experience injuries or orthopaedic issues that cause them discomfort, the first line of treatment is typically conservative interventions like physical therapy, corticosteroids and viscosupplementation. Unfortunately, when these options are no longer effective or the patient is not ready for major, invasive surgery, they suffer from debilitating pain, reduce quality of life, and significant financial burden. Lipogems is a best in class FDA cleared option for patients that are between conservative therapy and are not ready for major invasive surgery.
Patients that have tried conservative options with minimal relief and who are not ready for major invasive surgery are considered to be in the “treatment gap”. They are typically in the gap for 9-12 years, but it is more like 20 years.2 Younger patients spend 40 years in the treatment gap, which is majority of their life.2
Will I be receiving my own cells or will they come from another person?
Your own fat cells are the best cells. Your own fat will have less likelihood for rejection.
Are there reasons you may not be a candidate for Lipogems?
You may not be a candidate for Lipogems if:
What is the recovery/downtime?
The recovery process varies for each patient. Your doctor will determine the best treatment option for you.Your doctor will help determine what activities you can perform and put you on an appropriate treatment plan. Patients should not engage in strenuous activity for at least 1-2 weeks following the procedure.
Is this covered by insurance?
Similar to most new technologies, the Lipogems procedure is not covered by insurance at this time. Please speak to your doctor about using your flexible spending account.
What may you expect after the procedure?
Are there risks of possible complications from the procedure?
Mild to moderate swelling or soreness at injection site may occur, depending on the location of the treatment site. See disclaimer below for additional information.
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