Rotator cuff tendonitis
Partial rotator cuff tears
Labral tears or degeneration
Tennis & golfer’s elbow
Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injury
COMBINING TREATMENT ELEMENTS
In addition to the mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cells, the stem cell concentrate Beyond Biologics™ uses contains similar growth factors to those found in PRP, as well cytokines, which recruit more healing cells to the site.
SAME DAY IN-OFFICE PROCEDURE
All Beyond Biologics™ injections are performed by Dr. William Sima and Jennifer Woodward, PA-C in a comfortable office setting. Patients are fully conscious during the procedure, which eliminates significant risks as well as the costs associated with anesthesia. Since BMAC and Lipogem injections are a non-surgical treatment option, procedures can take as little as 60 minutes.
Compared to surgery, BMAC and Lipogem injections at Beyond Biologics™ offer patients significant savings. For one thing, patients are spared the hidden costs of facility fees and general anesthesia. Additionally, since BMAC and Lipogem injections are non-surgical treatments with very little risk of complication, there is no need for patients to rack up fees by staying overnight in a hospital.
NEXT GENERATION MEDICINE
Beyond Biologics™ uses the latest techniques in BMAC and Lipogem injections and does not perform the “off-the-shelf” BMAC and Lipogem injections that some providers offer. Such procedures usually rely on stem cells harvested from umbilical cords or placental tissue, which must be sterilized in order to use. The sterilization process kills most viable cells, which is why Beyond Biologics™ takes a more advanced, effective approach. Dr. Sima harvests stem cells from the patient’s fat cells, called adipose tissue or adipose cells. When utilized in orthopedic medicine, these cells promote an environment that aids in the repair, replacement, reconstruction, and support of damaged or injured tissues.
Stem cells are harvested from the patient, generally from the area around the hips (the “love handles”), the abdomen, or from bone marrow. The process is relatively rapid and local anesthesia is applied to reduce any discomfort felt during the collection of adipose tissue.
BMAC and Lipogem injections can be used to treat acute and chronic injuries of muscle, tendon, ligaments, and bone, including degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and cartilage defects. Beyond Biologics™ offers a variety of regenerative therapies to patients with orthopedic conditions. To know if stem cell therapy is right for you, contact us today to arrange a consultation.
Serious risks or complications following BMAC and Lipogem injections are extremely rare. As BMAC and Lipogem injections are non-surgical procedures, patients need not worry about the risks that come with operations, such as anesthesia, blood clots, added pain during recovery, and more.
The side effects of BMAC and Lipogem injections align with what one might expect, with the most common effect being pain for 24-28 hours after the injection, or swelling and bruising at the injection site. In the vast majority of cases, this discomfort is quick to subside. In fact, many Beyond Biologics™ patients go to work or continue on with their day immediately following an injection. Severe complications, such as those a patient might experience after surgery, are very rare.
There are a number of clinical studies showing that the results of BMAC and Lipogem injections can last for years.
The best way to know if you are a candidate for BMAC and Lipogem injections is to contact Beyond Biologics™ and arrange a consultation. Generally, there are no age or activity-level restrictions on patients seeking BMAC and Lipogem injections. Beyond Biologics™ regularly consults patients about their options to treat pain and injuries with regenerative medicine. Patients often come to Beyond Biologics™ after having been recommended surgery or joint replacements by other doctors.
Many insurance plans do not cover regenerative therapies such as BMAC and Lipogem injections. Unfortunately, this means that patients often pay for treatment out-of-pocket. Though the out-of-pocket expenses are not ideal, injection therapies cost vastly less than the surgical alternative. To get an idea of what your treatment would cost, it is best to contact Beyond Biologics™ directly.
BMAC and Lipogem injections have not yet been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. You are encouraged to consult with your primary care physician prior to undergoing BMAC and Lipogem injections.