Lipogems®, Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures (PRP) and stem cell treatments for Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot and ankle injuries are common, particularly among sports enthusiasts. Many of these injuries can be treated with stem cell therapy, Lipogems® adipose tissue transfer and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.

When the ligaments which hold the bones of the ankle joint together are partially torn or stretched, for example when you badly sprain your ankle, they become painful, loose and weak. This changes how you walk and puts stress on other joints of the foot.

Ankle sprains and injuries which aren’t too severe can be treated with PRP procedures which will heal damaged tissues and tighten the loose ligaments.

According to Arthritis Research UK, 1 in 5 people who have sought treatment for osteoarthritis have it in their foot or ankle.

Arthritis is a condition which destroys the inner workings of your joints, including your ankles and any of the 30 joints in each foot. Osteoarthritis is the most common form and it slowly wears away joint cartilage and results from the wear and tear of old age.

Surgical treatment for common ankle injuries and arthritis include ankle arthroscopy, fusion of ankle bones and tendon grafts. These procedures can lead to a painful post-operative recovery.

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and is often found in runners. It is caused by inflammation of a thick band of tissue which runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis causes stabbing pain which often occurs with your first steps in the morning.  It is usually treated with physiotherapy and corticosteroid injections.

All the conditions above can be treated with stem cell therapy, Lipogems® adipose tissue transfer and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy which offer a shorter recovery time and less risk than surgery. Following these procedures, patients are often encouraged to walk the same day.

Foot and ankle conditions which can be treated with Lipogems® or PRP therapy include:

  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peroneal tendon pain or injury
  • Ligament pain or injury
  • Sub-talar arthritis or instability
  • Bunions

Our foot and ankle specialists:

London – Mr Nima Heidari, Mr Nicholas Savva

The treatment

Lipogems® Therapy

Stem cells are simply your own body cells that can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). They live inside all of us in various tissues; their job is to repair damage as it occurs. We all know when we have a cut or injury our body repairs itself. As we age or experience big injuries, we may not be able to recruit enough of these cells to the site to fully repair the area.
The Lipogems procedure helps overcome this problem by extracting your own cells from an area of high volume, then concentrating the cells and re-injecting them into the damaged area to help the body heal naturally.
This procedure can be used for a wide range of conditions and are the tool of choice for injuries, arthritis and other conditions that may be more significant than what may be treated with our Platelet Rich Plasma or Platelet Lysate Procedures.

Blood Platelet treatments (PRP)

PRP injection Treatments contain healing growth components from your own blood that increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself.
The use of PRP to repair joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries is becoming well known, thanks to exposure from professional athletes.
Platelet injection treatments are effective because they have a stimulating effect on the stem cells within the targeted area, making those stem cells work harder to heal damaged tissues.
Our Advanced Platelet Procedures are more pure and concentrated than those created by the automated machines used at most regenerative medicine clinics. Platelet procedures are commonly used for soft tissue injuries, mild arthritis and spine conditions.
To find out more about the Lipogems procedure or the Blood Platelet Procedure click here or make an appointment with one of our specialist Orthopaedic Consultants.
Our expert team works as part of a collaborative partnership of Surgeons, Sports Medicine doctors and Physiotherapists to provide the perfect patient pathway to get you quickly on the road to recovery. Whether you require conventional treatment or if you are a candidate for these new regenerative treatments, you can be sure that will get the best advice from teaching hospital specialists.

How does it work?​


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