Bone Marrow Concentrate
What is Bone Marrow Concentrate?
Your blood is produced in your bone marrow. Bone marrow concentrate (BMC) is made by collecting bone marrow aspirate from a patient. BMC is usually collected from the pelvic bone or another large bone.
BMC is particularly beneficial for orthopedic medicine because bone marrow contains blood and stem cells. Some of these stem cells are able to create new tissue such as bone, cartilage, fat, and blood vessels, making them very helpful in healing and treating injuries.
BMC is a fluid that contains cells taken from the bone marrow.
The first step in producing BMC involves collecting bone marrow aspirate using a needle that removes bone marrow from a large bone. This is usually done using local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. Once collected, the aspirate is then processed using a centrifuge.
Using bone marrow concentrate to treat injuries is a non-surgical, minimally invasive regenerative orthopedic procedure that is an excellent choice for athletes or anyone that would like to restore their mobility and get relief from their pain. Bone marrow concentrate is helpful with the following:
- Bone fractures that have not grown back together
- Improving wound healing
- Repairing cartilage
- Treatment of bone death
- Improving tendon healing
- Treating osteoarthritis in joints
- Delaying the progression of diseases such as arthritis
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
- Meniscus tears
- Low back pain from disc herniation
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Achilles tendonitis
How Bone Marrow Concentrate Heals
Stem cells and progenitor cells, in combination with bone marrow cells and platelets, are able to be used to heal tissue when injected into damaged areas of the body. In addition to this, BMC contains proteins called cytokines and growth factors, which may also be able to help heal tissue.
This is believed to be possible because bone marrow concentrate decreases inflammation and potentially aids in new tissue formation.
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Whether you’re an elite athlete or just trying to get back to your active lifestyle, we want to provide you with the non-surgical orthopedic medicine that will get you back in the game.
- The Center for Sports Medicine
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