5759632Knee arthritis is a form of degenerative joint disease that affects millions of Americans. There are several alternatives to knee surgery such as injection of cartilage substitutes or steroids. Steroid injection is not favored as a viable long term treatment since the steroids actually damage local tissues over time. Certain types of knee problems including significant meniscal and ligamentous injuries may not be amenable to innovative therapy. It is important to evaluate each individual case to assess the likelihood of success in attempting alternative therapy.

Dr. Todd Malan has developed a degenerative knee disease treatment protocol that attempts to exploit the anti-inflammatory and healing effects of harvested fat cells. It is performed under local anesthesia is all done as an outpatient, with the entire surgical procedure lasting approximately 3 hours.