Adipose Derived Stem Cell (ADSC) Therapy

Adult stem cell injection is a groundbreaking treatment for orthopedic injury and other common causes of musculoskeletal pain, osteoarthritis, back or neck injury and joint pain —and, in many cases, it may be the preferred alternative to orthopedic surgery. That’s an important consideration if you’re an athlete who needs to regain full functioning post-injury, or even if you just don’t want a prolonged recovery period. Adult stem cell injection requires no incisions, no sutures, and is an outpatient process performed right here at the Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Payson Flattery is an expert in adult stem cell therapy and regularly utilizes this method to treat patients who suffer from orthopedic injury, osteoarthritis and joint pain, helping to heal damaged tissue from injury and disease.

FDA Approved

There is no medical controversy involved in the Adipose Derived Stem Cell (ADSC) Therapy practiced by the Center for Integrative Medicine. Your own adipose tissue (fat) is the source of the stem cells that will be extracted and then ultimately injected at the site of your injury or pain. The use of minimally manipulated autologous (coming from the patient’s own body) stem cells for orthopedic conditions is FDA-cleared; it is neither controversial nor dangerous. The use of ADSC is legal and safe.

Adipose tissue is very rich in stem cells; primarily mesenchymal stem cells. Fat harvesting for ADSC therapy is done with a very simple process called lipoaspiration. It is important to understand that lipoaspiration is vastly different from liposuction. Liposuction is performed by a plastic surgeon in a surgical suite using general anesthesia or sedation. Liposuction removes a very large volume of fat and is intended for a cosmetic result. Lipoaspiration uses a small amount of local anesthetic, a small instrument slightly larger than a hypodermic needle, removes a very small amount of fat (10 – 20cc), and does not render any visible change in appearance. The fat is then concentrated using a simple, sterile gravity method. The entire process is painless and takes under ten minutes

The stem cells are then combined with high density platelet rich plasma (HD-PRP) to activate them.  After injection of ADSC/HD-PRP real healing begins. The stem cells stimulate your own body’s healing response and perform a variety of healing functions by differentiating, or changing, into whatever type of cells are needed at the injury site, including ligament, tendon, cartilage or bone.

Sports Medicine

Adult stem cell injection is a groundbreaking treatment for orthopedic injury and other common causes of musculoskeletal pain—and, in many cases, it is a viable alternative to orthopedic surgery. That’s an important consideration if you’re an athlete who needs to regain full functioning post-injury, or even if you just don’t want a prolonged recovery period. Stem cell injection requires no incisions, no sutures, and is an outpatient process performed right here at the Center for Integrative Medicine.

Prolotherapy

Adipose Derived Stem Cell (ADSC) Therapy is a form of prolotherapy, a therapeutic method where a substance is injected into the body to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms. There are many types of substances that have been known to boost healing or reduce pain and ADSC is one of several prolotherapy treatments available at Center for Integrative Medicine and performed by Dr. Payson Flattery.

If you’re facing orthopedic surgery and would like to have a consultation, or have found no relief from pain using other non-invasive or surgical methods, call the Center for Integrative Medicine today to schedule your appointment.

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