Quite frequently, the use of stem cells in medicine is associated with complex and difficult isolation and manipulation procedures. However, it has been observed that stem cells are naturally found in human adipose tissue from which they can easily be harvested and used in regenerative medicine. For many years, liposuction has been used almost exclusively in plastic surgery, reconstruction surgery and various aesthetic corrections, but nowadays it can also be used in areas such as orthopedics and traumatology to treat arthritis, articular arthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis, osteochondropathy osteochondritis and so on.
The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) is a patient’s own (autologous) stem cells derived from the adipose tissue that can be used to treat various disorders. This fraction contains stem cells, hemopoietic, adipose and endothelial precursors as well as fibroblasts, pericytes, immune and endothelial cells.
The adipose tissue is rich with various stem cells that accumulate a regenerative potential reserve of certain tissues – skin, cartilage, blood vessels, and blood cells. Therefore, SVF cells have not only immunosuppressive (anti-inflammatory) but also tissue regenerative effects.
During this therapy, the surgeon collects the adipose tissue using local anesthesia. By applying innovative biotechnological methods, a sterile stem cell product is isolated from the patient’s adipose tissue within 3 weeks. The product is then injected into the problem areas of the body according to the individual plan prepared by the physician.
Currently, in our Clinic there is the availability to apply autologous SVF therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis, critical limb ischemia with impaired vascular function, intervertebral disc degeneration as well as a spinal hernia.
If you are interested in this method, do not hesitate to contact us. At the Clinic, you will be provided with full details of the possible applications of the SVF therapy.
For more information, please register for the appointment of a vascular surgeon, neurosurgeon as well as orthopedist-traumatologist. Contact us on +370 52 77 33 57 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.