“Only a month following the Stem Cell procedure in both shoulders and knees, life has been amazing.”
– Patient Testimonial
What is Microfat?
Microfat is an alternative to provide a “Therapeutic Drugstore” for Joint Pain. Microfat is currently being used for pain in the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue, otherwise known as Microfat has some promising properties to help with Joint Pain.
How does it work?
Microfat hosts about 2 million stem cells in approximately 100ml of Lipoaspirate. It is through the co-injection of fragmented fat cells, by way of the fat filtering process that stimulates stem cells to differentiate and regenerate tissue.
Understanding Microfat and Studies
Are there studies with microfat used for Joint Pain?
Yes, studies have shown clinically significant improvement in pain scales, activity levels and sport participation.
How is Microfat created?
First, a small amount of fat is harvested usually from the flank area. Next the fat is mechanically emulsified through specialized equipment. Then Dr. Rogers team who consists of an orthopedic surgeon, podiatrists and Dr. Rogers will inject the fat into the painful joint followed by PRP.
How long until Pain Relief?
Pain relief usually occurs between 48-72 hours.
Where is the procedures performed?
Dr. Rogers Centers has a procedure suite dedicated for this particular procedure. The Pro Nox system is used for complete comfort during the procedure.
Is the procedure FDA approved?
Yes, the procedure is approved by the FDA.
As a former high school varsity tennis coach and as a former high school and college athlete, sports (basketball and tennis) has taken its toll on my shoulders and knees. I am 49 years old with bad knees and shoulders. I have had 3 knee surgeries on my right knee and 1 on my left. I have also had 3 shoulder surgeries. I had my first knee surgery when I was 15 years old with my last surgery being 2 years ago on my rotator cuff on my left shoulder. For the past, several years I have been unable to play tennis or even go for a run due to the pain and swelling in both knees and shoulders. I was not able to live my life in my normal fashion. I could not do many of my own physical conditioning activities, especially any movements that required side-to-side movements, or extreme forward-and-back foot movements.
After much discussion, Dr. Rogers recommended micro-fat stem cell injections. Only a month following the Stem Cell procedures in both shoulders and knees, life has been amazing. The entire process was as painless as it could possibly be! I decided to use the stairs at work instead of using the elevator and noticed a huge difference! It was painless to walk up and down the stairs for the first time in 2o plus years. I felt like I had my knees back! Now I can do so many things that I thought I would never be able to do again. I was able to play tennis for the first time in more than 5 years. I feel like I have gotten my life back and am able to participate in a variety of exercise routines instead of my one and only routine of a stationary bicycle. I highly recommend this practice. Dr. Rogers takes the time to understand what the individual patient needs and, as a result, I received the best, cutting edge treatment of micro-fat injections. Dr. Rogers is the best doctor in her field.
– Patient Testimonial