The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body, and a common site for injury and disease.
In the past 10 years, biocellular regenerative medicine has recognized the potential value and availability of a heterogeneous, undifferentiated, nucleated cell population with the adipose tissue complex (ATC). With the recognition of higher mesenchymal stem cell concentrations, ease and safety of access, and the very heterogeneous undifferentiated cell populations in the native 3D adipose matrix, many researchers and clinicians are moving from bone marrow sources to the adipose complex.
By Donna D. Alderman, DO, Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS, Gerald R. Harris, DO, & Patrick C. Astourian, MS, PA-C ABSTRACT Prolotherapy is a proven technique for resolving musculoskeletal pain, but can have limitations if tissue damage is too severe. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Prolotherapy offers a physiologic tool in some of those cases, but this too may more »
ABSTRACT Objectives: Background for use of autologous adipose tissue as a source of adult progenitor (stem) cells for use in Prolotherapy. Present a means of lipoaspiration to harvest adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (AD-MSC) and the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) for use in Prolotherapy and regenerative medical applications by non-plastic surgeons. Design: Explain the patented super luer-lok and more »