About Adipose Derived Stem Cell Therapy
Adipose tissue, colloquially known as fat, is a loose connective structural tissue that provides insulation, nutrient storage, organ protection (padding) and regulates hormone activity. It is also a rich source of cells that have regenerative abilities such as vascular (endothelial and perivascular cells) and stem cells (adipose-derived and mesenchymal stem cells). Access to these cells can be achieved by clustering of the adipose tissue into small fragments to maintain its native tissue structure by using mild mechanical separation*. The microfragmented fat can be injected into the affected joints where it interacts with your body to orchestrate healing responses that reduce inflammation, facilitate repair and replace damaged tissues.
The use of microfragmented adipose tissue (MFAT) in treating joint osteoarthritis has been reported in several early clinical studies and shows promising results. These studies demonstrate that patients with knee osteoarthritis receiving a single injection of MFAT reported a 40%-90% improvement in OA associated symptoms. The procedure was found to have a safe profile and low risk of infection.
Axiom Regenerative Therapies uses state-of-the-art technologies on a closed loop sterile system to retain the structural tissue and cells whilst minimising human manipulation to prevent infections.
How It Works
Fat is aspirated through waterjet assisted liposuction (WAL). This in-office procedure gently separates and collects the stem-cell rich fat at the same time.
The harvested adipose tissue is processed through a closed-loop, sterile system that minimizes the risk of infection and the presence of impurities.
The concentrated adipose tissue is injected into the injury site where the cells within the adipose clusters activate anti-inflammatory responses and interact with your body to orchestrate natural healing responses to potentially reduce inflammation and facilitate tissue repair.
Some patients experience pain relief shortly after their initial treatment. The healing process continues and is dependent on each individual patient. Some patients may experience temporary discomfort at the site of harvest or injection.
Stem Cell Therapy has been used by physicians in the following applications:
- Spinal injuries, neck pain and back pain
- Knee, hip and shoulder pain
- Elbow, hand, wrist and foot pain
- Soft tissue injury (Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis)