Musculoskeletal injuries pose the greatest public health problem facing military service members during peacetime and combat. Musculoskeletal issues impact approximately 800,000 service members annually and are the greatest threat to military readiness and the primary reason for medical discharge. As with civilians, injuries impose a major public health problem that can lead to restricted career choices or discharge from the military. Military personnel are at greater risk of suffering from certain orthopaedic issues compared to their civilian counterparts. When these issues cause discomfort, the first line of treatment is physical therapy, steroid injections. When these options are no longer effective or the patient is not ready for major, invasive surgery, Lipogems is a fresh new option that is supported by strong scientific and clinical evidence.
Lipogems Supports Our Veterans
Lipogems is now available at all Veteran Affairs Medical Centers
Lipogems is Now Available at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. There are over 9 million veterans that are receiving care at 150 Medical Centers and 1400 Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Veterans suffer from a higher rate of orthopaedic issues compared to the civilian population. Lipogems Sports Medicine System will be offered to veterans that have tried conservative therapies with limited relief and are not ready or candidates for major invasive surgery. Lipogems will support the educational partnership with the VA and academic institutions to provide our veterans quality care. We are honored to be providing our veterans an FDA cleared option for those suffering from orthopaedic, wound, and burn issues.
Department of Defense Adds Lipogems
Department of Defense Adds Lipogems To Their Arsenal
Lipogems Sports Medicine System is now available within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to help over 2.3 million service members that may be suffering from orthopaedic and wound issues. Lipogems is a premier FDA cleared medical technology that uses the patient’s own adipose tissue (fat) and injects it into troubled areas to support the repair and healing of injured or damaged tissue. The simple, minimally invasive procedure uses only a local anesthetic and can be performed in the clinic, on the field, or added to surgery. For veterans with multiple issues, the fat from one harvest can be used in multiple areas in the same setting. Lipogems is now available at over 60 hospitals and over 400 clinics, and 2 hospital ships (USNS Mercy, USNS Comfort).
Special Operations For Our Special Forces
Lipogems and leading orthopaedic doctors across the country have come together to donate the procedure to qualifying honorably discharged or retired veterans and active duty military. The program is called A Special Operation for Our Special Forces. Thank you to the brave heroes for our freedom! Special thanks to these brave men who have served our nation and protected us. We are very grateful for your service.
Thank you to the military physicians and physicians that take care of our service members!
- Sean Mulvaney: ROSM
- Kenneth Mautner: Emory University
- Champ Baker Jr: Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics
- Mark Lawler: California Orthopaedics and Spine
- Daniel Solomon: California Orthopaedics and Spine
- Josh Hackel: Andrews Institute
- Steve Sampson: OrthoHealing
- Michael Rosselli: South Miami Walk in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
- Fabian Morales: South Miami Walk In Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine