CEDAR KNOLLS , N.J., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LIPOGEMS is an award winning technology and received the 2016 award for Best New Technology in Sports Medicine from the influential medical publication Orthopedics This Week. LIPOGEMS continues to surge in popularity, especially among patients seeking another option to major, invasive surgery, with those who aren't candidates for a major operation, or with patients whose orthopedic ailments or injuries keep them from enjoying everyday activities, athletic or otherwise.
The LIPOGEMS device rinses and cleans— in effect screens out the unhealthy substances contained in adipose tissue—oils and blood from the patient's harvested fat. While doing so, it keeps the adipose's (fat's) natural and beneficial properties. When injected into the treatment site, LIPOGEMS this allows for the body to heal the natural way using the patient's own fat.
"I started New Jersey Sports Medicine because I was interested in other options to major, invasive surgery for patients. We knew corticosteroids and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) weren't very effective and potentially harmful to patients," Dr. Malanga said. "We were looking at other things to help patients with orthopaedic conditions but which don't destroy a joint in the process, like corticosteroids do."
"FDA clearance makes all the difference in the world. If LIPOGEMS wasn't FDA cleared, I wouldn't be doing it," he said. "Many clinics offer options that are not compliant. You need to be careful with new approaches and who you are seeing. With only local anesthesia, you can use LIPOGEMS to cushion and support orthopedic issues to help facilitate the healing process," Dr. Agesen said, "My patients are very happy with Lipogems ."
A popular speaker, Dr. Bowen lectures nationally and internationally. He echoes the others' enthusiasm for LIPOGEMS: "Bone marrow is limited by the amount of bone you can take. But fat is not limited in that fashion. If you have multiple issues, the LIPOGEMS system can be offered for multiple injection sites in one sitting, and is very convenient for patients, Dr. Bowen said. "We do a lot of research, which we have presented on the podium at national conferences. We pride ourselves on dedication to research and high quality and ethical care."