Our clinical trials have demonstrated that fat injections into the foot can decrease pain and improve quality of life. We have also shown that patients that did not get the fat grafting actually get worse over time, so if anything, fat injections actually prevent from worsening over time. Fat cells are harvested through liposuction of one’s belly or thighs. It is processed in a special way to best maintain the integrity of the fat cell and even the stem cell that matures into a fat cell. We use proven methods to purify the fat that is harvested before transfer. By increasing the cushion under the painful area of the foot through autologous fat grafting, shock absorption to the area on ambulation improves and pressure to the foot on stance and ambulation decreases ultimately relieving foot pain.
Our novel procedure for fat injections for chronic plantar fasciitis is also proving to be a very effective, minimally invasive technique. Patients that have failed 6 months of conservative treatment or other surgical plantar fascia release methods are candidates for the procedure.
Learn more about our treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis in our podcast! inside.upmc.com/plantar-fasciitis-treatment/
We have now demonstrated success in fat grafting to the feet and our 1-year clinical data was published in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery!
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