Lipogems, a leader in medical technologies for orthopaedic physicians, announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the company’s Lipogems Microfragmented Adipose Tissue Transplant System. Federal regulators have cleared the way for this exciting new device and technology to be used in orthopaedic and arthroscopic procedures. Lipogems successfully uses a patient’s own body fat (known clinically as adipose tissue) to assist in the healing process and, in some cases, used in conjunction with traditional orthopaedic surgery. Lipogems is attractive to orthopaedic physicians because it is compliant with the latest FDA guidelines and is cleared for use in orthopaedics and arthroscopic surgery unlike many other technologies.
“The use of reparative technologies in orthopaedics is rapidly expanding and medicine is forced to keep up with patient demands and the forces that are placed on their bodies. This is true for all types of patients from young athletes to professional athletes, from weekend warriors to the elderly,” said world renowned sports medicine surgeon Dr. Champ Baker, Jr., of the respected Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA. “As a result, we are understanding more about reparative medicine options and the science behind them.
“Orthopaedic conditions are the number one cause of disability in patients in the United States and they take a toll on their physical and emotional health, and the ability to support their families. Patients are living longer and are more highly active. They are really trying to maintain their quality of life and function freely,” said Dr. Baker.