Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Therapy

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In the center of your bone is a spongy tissue in which stem cells can be found. Our bone marrow is the power house for producing plasma, red blood cells, immature cells (stem cells) and white blood cells. Bone marrow aspiration concentrate (BMAC) is helpful for advanced healing in conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, Achilles Tendinitis, Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction, Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome, spinal pathologies, and many other conditions.

 

BMAC therapy is a simple minimally invasive procedure in which stem cells are taken from the iliac crest (hip bone). The bone and local area is numbed with local anesthetic and minimal pain is felt. This procedure is tolerated well and most of the pain is with the initial injection of numbing solution. No pain should be felt, just pressure with the bone marrow concentrate extraction. Once the concentrate is extracted from the bone marrow it can be injected into the problem area effectively. Once site of injury has been concentrated with bone marrow aspiration,  growth factors and stem cells begin to regenerate as needed for the particular injured area. This process takes about 2 hours and you are able to go home as soon as procedure is completed.

 

References:

Regenerative Injection Therapy / Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy. (2018). Retrieved January 23, 2018, from https://www.andrewssportsmedicine.com/conditions-and-treatments/regenerative-injection-therapy-bone-marrow-concentrate-therapy