The Stem Cell Therapy Procedure
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is the use of your body’s own stem cells to repair a joint.
The procedure involves four main steps.
- Cells will be extracted using a mini-liposuction procedure where
adipose (fat) tissue will be extracted.
- This will be put through a process called ultrasonic cavitation which
will remove all tissue except stem cells and other growth cells – the
remaining cells are known as SVF (stromal vascular faction) cells.
- The SVF cells will be tested for quality using a flow cytometer. This
ensures we are giving your stem cell procedure the best chance of
- The SVF cells will be injected back into your body either through an IV
or injected directly into the joint using ultrasound technology to guide
After the procedure it is recommended that you have a follow up
appointment with Norwood Day Surgery 3 days, 2 weeks, 2 months and 6
months after your procedure. Your doctor will discuss your progress with
you and may utilise standardised pain tests such as WOMAC or HOOS
depending on the joint where you received treatment.