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Adipose Derived Biocellular Therapies

Using your own healthy tissue cells to heal other parts of the body

What is Adipose Derived Biocellular Therapies?

Powerful injection therapies that use an adipose (fatty) tissue graft from your body rich in regenerative cells including stem cells. These cells can help to repair degenerative conditions in ligaments, tendons, muscles, skin, and hair. They also improve sexual health.

What Conditions Does It Treat?

  • Degenerative osteoarthritic changes to joints including knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, wrists, and spine. 
  • Nonsurgical alternatives for potential total joint replacement and muscle/ligament/meniscal repairs. 
  • Chronic joint pain and instability.
  • Advanced management for acute and chronic sprains, strains and other sports related injuries.
  • Ligament, muscle and tendon damage including meniscal tears, rotator cuff tears, calcific tendinosis, frozen shoulder, chronic tendinitis such as tennis/golfers’ elbow, plantar fasciitis and chronic ankle instability. 
  • Men’s health including erectile dysfunction.
  • Hair Loss.  
Dr Wood handles a vial in his lab

How Does It Work?

The healthy cells from the fatty tissue initiate repair of the damaged cells and provide the cellular matrices needed to repair and restore tissues. This helps your own body to orchestrate a powerful regenerative healing process that’s effective for many types of conditions.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Why Adipose Tissue?

Adipose tissue is fat tissue that contains multiple types of healthy cells. It’s an optimal biocellular material because it offers cellular, biological and structural support for injection therapies, creates tissue scaffolding to support repair, is simple to harvest, and contains about 1,000 times as many stem cells as bone marrow. 

Are there other types of adipose derived tissue therapies?

In general, there are two basic types of adipose derived tissue therapies for interventional orthopedic and orthobiologic medicine. The first is called Tissue Stromal Vascular Fraction (t-SVF), and that’s what we use at NW Regen. The second is called Cellular Stromal Vascular Fraction (c-SVF), which is regulated by the FDA for research. 

How do we perform Adipose (t-SVF) for biocellular therapy?

Our harvesting procedure is minimally invasive, with a low force liposuction procedure that takes about 3 hours from start to finish. We begin by drawing Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for use with the t-SVF. Then we use a local anesthetic for patient comfort and harvest the Adipose tissue using a sterile, closed syringe technique. Next, the sample is washed, concentrated, micro fragmented, and emulsified in our lab to produce t-SVF, before it is injected back into the target site along with the PRP, using ultrasound for visual guidance.  

What should I expect following treatment?

Most people typically experience post-treatment discomfort that resolves after several days.  

What outcomes should I expect from Adipose Derived Biocellular Therapies?

Our goal is to help reverse and prevent further degenerative processes, restore or repair aging and damaged tissues, and reduce the need for surgery. Most patients experience reduced pain and inflammation and can return to more normal life activities.