Tennessee clinic donates new orthopedic procedure to 5 veterans

Written by Alan Condon | June 04, 2019 | Print  |

In honor of Memorial Day, Champ L. Baker, MD, of the Hughston Clinic in Nashville provided a new orthopedic procedure to five veterans, reports WLTZ.

Three things to know:

1. The newly FDA approved minimally invasive procedure, Lipogems, harvests fat from a patient's stomach and injects it into an orthopedic tissue area to provide support for the damaged tissue.

2. Lipogems is an adipose tissue technology that allows for the transfer of fat to multiple areas of the body. Fat is the highest quality tissue and has 100 to 500 times more reparative cells than other similar tissue.

3. Research has shown that fat maintains its reparative properties as a person ages, unlike similar tissue such as bone marrow which may lose its healing capacity.

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