SAN DIEGO, Dec. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Farber of the San Diego Sockers (Professional Arena Soccer League) successfully returns to the soccer field. After suffering a potentially career-ending knee injury, Brian Farber searched for a treatment to get him back in the game. After two years of failed treatments, Farber discovered regenerative medicine and was one of the first people in San Diego to receive this innovative regenerative medicine treatment.
Farber suffered a knee injury and torn patellar ligament two and a half years earlier. Initial treatments including physical therapy were unsuccessful. Not a candidate for surgery, Brian was told he would "just have to live with the pain," but the knee pain made it difficult to resume professional soccer and dedicate time to his other passion of teaching at his soccer academy. Farber had seriously considered retiring from professional soccer.
Fortunately, a colleague introduced him to Dr. Christopher Rogers, founder of San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group. Dr. Rogers has treated many patients successfully and was confident that stem cell therapy could heal Farber's injury. Dr. Rogers was the first physician in San Diego to offer a state-of-the-art and FDA compliant treatment known as Lipogems®.
Lipogems® is a medical device which uses a patient's adipose tissue (fat) harvested by a simple liposuction procedure. Dr. Rogers uses high resolution ultrasound imaging to visualize the injury and to inject the solution into the injured tissue.
Farber decreased his activity for ten days to facilitate the healing process. Follow-up care included physical therapy, progressive strengthening and BEMER technology. Within three months Farber felt stronger and by six months he returned to play competitive soccer.
Farber, who is known to his soccer fans as "Flash," is pleased that he can stand up to his nickname once again and says, "It feels great to run without pain." Farber was recently voted Comeback Player of the Year and selected to the Indoor National Team.
San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group provides the most comprehensive treatment options currently available in San Diego. Each patient is unique and SDOMG delivers customized care designed to produce outstanding results. A world class team of physicians combines the best of traditional orthopedic care with innovative regenerative medicine therapies. http://www.sdomg.com
SOURCE San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group