Knee Meniscus Tear Study

Sponsored by Kessler Foundation: Changing the lives of people with disabilities

Painful meniscus tear study: Lipogems TM

This clinical study utilized patients’ own adipose or fat cells with the Lipogems TM System.

Do you have knee pain from a torn meniscus?

You may qualify for a research study comparing the effectiveness of two treatments for chronic knee pain in individuals with a meniscus injury.

General Qualifications for Eligibility

  • Between the ages of 18 and 45
  • You have not had success with conservative management such as physical therapy or medications
  • Knee pain for at least 3 months
  • You have not had success with conservative treatments such as physical therapy or medications
  • No active cancer, infection, immune diseases
  • Not regular smoker
  • Conservative therapy failed after 6 weeks
  • Generally good health other than osteoarthritis
  • Study is partially patient-funded with a cost of $8,900 which covers the costs for liposuction and the storage of your extra stem cells for one year. (long term storage available at extra charge)

If you qualify you will receive the investigational drug injection (or a control injection) at no charge to you.

  • Participation in the study is completely voluntary, and you may be compensated for your time.
  • Contacting us to learn more about the study does not obligate you to participate.