While over 60% of Americans are overweight by definition, perhaps we can make good on that fact. Our own adipose or fat tissue is known to contain a rich reservoir of natural cells with the potential to regenerate and heal. Plastic surgeons have been harvesting fat & have been using it for years. However technology has advanced and we are seeing increased applications. This is currently being used in wound healing, breast augmentation, and other applications.
We are beginning research in looking at isolating adipose cells for fat graft injections for arthritis as an alternative to surgery. A plastic surgeon performs a liposuction & afterwards the fat is centrifuged to isolate pure fat cells which contain a rich environment for healing. We hope to conduct research for hip and knee arthritis soon.