30 Apr Why does Gecko Joint and Spine use liposuction fat rather than bone marrow as a source of stem cells?
Why does Gecko use liposuction fat rather than bone marrow as a source of stem cells?
Bone marrow sampling yields approximately 5,000 – 60,000 cells that are then cultured over several days to perhaps a few million cells prior to deployment (injection into the patient). Recent advances in stem cell science have made it possible to obtain high numbers of quality multi-potent (able to form numerous other tissues) cells from a person’s own liposuction fat. Gecko uses new technology to process this fat to yield approximately five hundred thousand to one million stem cells per cc of fat, and therefore, it is possible to obtain as many as 10 to 40 million cells from a single treatment. These adipose derived stem cells can form many different types of cells when deployed properly including bone, cartilage, tendon (connective tissue), muscle, blood vessels, nerve tissue and others. We also often with add the bone marrow stem cells into the injection which we call Marrapose. There are signaling compounds in Marrow that help the regenerative process along a bit seeing the shear volume of stem cells from the adipose bolsters the healing.