Current Issue - March/April - Vol 19 Issue 3


  1. 2016;19;E495-E498The Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain: Bio (Regenerative) Pain Treatment through Lipofilling. A Short Communication Case Series
    Brief Commentary
    Haico de Gast, MD, Bart Torrensma, MSc, PhD, Eillis Fitzgerald, MSc, FRCSI, and Hieronymus Stevens, MD, PhD.

The following case series describes the treatment of neuropathic pain in post-surgical scars, using adipocytes and adipose-derived stem/progenitor cells (ASCs).

Two cases are described in which patients underwent lipofilling to treat painful scars after cosmetic surgery. The primary indication for lipofilling was pain reduction and not improved cosmesis.

Numeric rating scale (NRS) values were reported before the intervention and at regular intervals after the lipofilling. We found a notable long-lasting reduction in the NRS values after the “modified” lipofilling treatment. The results are promising and reinforce earlier data on the positive effect of lipofilling and pain in scars.