MFAT Treatment to Shoulders and Knees Offers a Safe and Effective Treatment for Osteoarthritis
A microfragmented adipose tissue injection to the shoulder or knee of osteoarthritis patients offers a safe and effective treatment in moderate-to-severe disease, with reduced efficacy at increased BMIs.
Swelling and pain in the joints is common and found more often in older and overweight people. Osteoarthritis causes swelling and pain in joints because of a loss of tough, flexible tissue called cartilage.
This study looks to see if injection of fat tissue into knee or shoulder joints can improve symptoms. The fat tissue used was called microfragmented adipose tissue (MFAT). This uses a technique to break down the fat tissue before injection. These cells were from the patient’s own body.
All patients had an injection of MFAT into their painful joints. In total, 59 patients took part. Reports were directly collected from the patient of how well they were doing. This was done before and after the injection at weeks 2, 6, 12, 24 and 52. There were three different types of report collected for knee joints and three for shoulder joints. Scores were then compared from these reports to see if there was a difference.
An improvement was found in all three of the combined reports for both knees and shoulders. This stayed until 52 weeks. BMI is a measure of body weight in relation to height. Patients with a higher BMI were found to have had a smaller improvement in their scores.
This study shows MFAT injections are safe and effective in treating painful joints.
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We offer a range of orthobiolocigal treatments that use a person’s own harvested cells.
- MFAT – Micro-fragmented fat – Adipose Tissue therapy and treatment: a pioneering new treatment for pain and inflammation is a new minimally invasive treatment that harnesses natural repair cells removed from your own body fat to target problems affecting the tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles, including osteoarthritis.
- BMAC – Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) is a non-surgical, minimally invasive, regenerative treatment that harnesses the natural ability to heal the body through the assistance of biological growth factors. BMAC utilises the regenerative mesenchymal stem cells collected from bone marrow to aid in the acceleration of healing moderate to severe osteoarthritis and tendon injuries.
- PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is also known as Autologous Conditioned Plasma. PRP takes advantage of your blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscle and bone. It can reduce pain, improve joint function and help you return quickly to normal activities.
- nSTRIDE – The treatment is designed to be a single injection therapy in the outpatient clinic setting. Blood is withdrawn like a simple blood test, the clinician processes the patient’s blood to concentrate white blood cells, platelets, and plasma proteins into a small volume of plasma.