Specialist at Covington Orthopedic Says Cell Therapy Treatment Using Lipogems Could Be the Answer for Arthritis

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Cell Therapy could be the solution to those who suffer from pain due to arthritis, according to nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Kevin Darr. Covington Orthopedic is now equipped to perform a new study where a patient's own fat is used to alleviate arthritis related conditions. The state-of-the-art treatment through LIPOGEMS® technology is minimally invasive and could be the answer for many of those looking to avoid surgery.

LIPOGEMS® is a new progressive treatment option for arthritis now offered by Dr. Kevin Darr, M.D., a board certified physician specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Clinical Outcome of Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (LIPOGEMS®) is an IRB-approved study where fat is taken from the patient, washed, and micro-fragmented, using the LIPOGEMS® system. The fat is then injected into the joint area to repair and restructure damaged tissue. Adipose tissue is known to possess regenerative capabilities. We are evaluating the LIPOGEMS®, made with an FDA cleared device, for their ability to repair or replace cartilage, or other tissue, and potentially, the regenerative effects of the fat and the growth factors it contains, to decrease inflammation.

“This is an extraordinary study because of its use of micro-fragmented fat tissue, which makes it more bioavailable to the area we inject,” says Dr. Darr.

Those interested in enrolling in the study will be seen for a consultation to discuss this state-of-the-art treatment.

Dr. Darr of Covington Orthopedic is among few doctors in the country offering IRB- approved regenerative treatment options, with a focus on minimally invasive alternatives to surgery. His work is nationally recognized and he regularly presents his findings at meetings across the country.

If you are interested in acquiring more information about Dr. Darr or these studies, please contact Samantha Capone at pr(at)ihealthmanagement(dot)net.

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