January 2022 - Diablo Foot & Ankle is now offering Leneva foot injections to qualified patients at all of its locations.
A Leneva injection treatment is an innovative, non-surgical procedure to treat chronic foot pain due to several conditions. Leneva’s treatment applications include, but are not limited to: diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, tunneling wounds, and fat pad reconstruction.
Leneva was developed and trademarked by the non-profit organization MTF Biologics. According to MTF Biologics:
Leneva is an off-the-shelf injectable human adipose tissue that is designed to support your body’s own tissue regeneration process. Leneva undergoes strict processing designed to maintain the structural integrity of the tissue without sacrificing quality and sterility.
This innovative treatment is made from donated human tissue and is injected subcutaneously into the patient’s foot. This injection provides additional fat cushioning to the wounded area. After injection, Leneva’s cellular matrix remains in place, allowing your body to further populate the area with new fat cells. This process provides a natural cellular scaffolding for your body so that it can continue to heal over time.
Leneva injection treatments are a fully in-office procedure. After debriding the wounded area, the graft is then injected into the pressure point. Leneva is stored in ready-to-use packaging that makes the non-surgical process quick and straightforward.
Injection treatments can be used to treat a range of degenerative foot conditions, some of which are listed above. These issues can arise due to chronic conditions, such as arthritis or diabetes. Other conditions are simply brought on naturally due to aging. Fat pads in the foot wear down over time, which can create wounds and ulcers when exposed to prolonged pressure. Leneva works by first relieving pressure on the wounded area, and then replenishing the fat tissue over time. Leneva treatments provide stability, as well as both short and long-term healing and comfort to patients.
Designed by Experts
Designed by medical experts, Leneva adheres to strict quality and safety criteria. All tissue donors are thoroughly reviewed to ensure the safety of all samples used in the production of Leneva. Possible adverse side effects of donated tissue include local infection and dehiscence. Medical professionals uphold strict criteria in order to minimize the occurrence of such side effects.
Leneva offers several unique advantages over other treatment procedures for similar conditions. The natural cell scaffolding means that it provides cushioning to the degenerative area. Support is both rapid and long-lasting. Because the procedure is non-surgical, the patient is also able to return home the same day as treatment. It is a minimally invasive procedure, and patients may return to their everyday activities soon after.
Watch this video to learn more about Leneva® Injections.
Leneva injections also have a very short procedure time. Injections are stored in sterile, ready-to-use packaging, which makes treatments very safe and quick. Because the adipose matrix provides scaffolding for natural cell restoration, Leneva also reduces the risk of future long-term issues. This may benefit patients in terms of both future healthcare costs and quality of life.
Diablo Foot & Ankle is a division of BASS Medical group. Diablo includes a team of regarded podiatric experts, who offer a variety of treatments for foot and ankle conditions. Diablo’s treatments range from complex surgeries to custom orthotic treatments and shockwave therapy. Leneva injections are the latest innovative treatment that Diablo’s expert foot and ankle specialists are happy to provide. With four California locations, Diablo Foot & Ankle are leaders in podiatric care on the west coast.
For more information about Leneva injections or Diablo Foot & Ankles podiatric care, contact Diablo Foot & Ankle at 925-464-1982.
Common Podiatry Questions
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle.
What does a Podiatrist treat?
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the feet. They can treat conditions such as ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis.
What’s the difference between a Podiatrist and Orthopedist?
A Podiatrist and Orthopedist are very similar to each other in many ways. They use most of the same tools and treat a lot of the same conditions. The main difference between the two is their medical training. Podiatrists are trained exclusively on the foot and ankle, whereas the Orthopedic is trained on the whole body with an additional year of training on the foot and ankle.