Mr Nima Heidari: Here at The Regenerative Clinic, we have been treating patients with knee arthritis with micro-fragmented fat for two and a half years. We have collected data diligently on all of our patients in order to keep a very close eye on the improvements that they have following our treatment. We have now collated and analysed this data for a group of our patients with knee arthritis. We have looked at the group with moderate-to-severe arthritis where their pain is graded above 50 on the visual analogue scale. The visual analogue scale is such that 0 is no pain at all and 100 represents pain where the patient needs to access emergency care due to this pain. We have found consistently across various patient reported outcome measures that there is an improvement in the majority of patients who are treated this way. 4/5 patients treated see an improvement in their symptoms at one year. Interestingly, we have also noted that there are very few complications and adverse events associated with this treatment. The most common being discomfort at the site where the fat is usually harvested around the abdomen.
Although not all of our patients have had improvements in the symptoms with 1/5 not deriving a great deal of benefit, 4/5 are glad that they have undertaken the treatment and have seen improvements in their pain and function.