The Doctors TV show recently featured a new treatment option for patients suffering from joint pain due to osteoarthritis, meniscus tears, labral tears, and tendon injuries.
Bone Marrow Concentrate, also known as “BMC”, is a relatively painless outpatient procedure which involves the same-day isolation of regenerative cells from the patient’s own bone marrow. These cells are often combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which consists of growth factors from a patient’s own blood. The powerful “one-two punch” of BMC plus PRP is known for its tissue regenerating abilities and often provides outstanding results in appropriate patients where PRP is not potent enough for advanced osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, hand, foot, ankle, and spine.
Injections are performed under direct visualization by either ultrasound or fluoroscopy (live X-ray) to ensure proper placement at the site of injury or degeneration. The regenerative cells then assist the body in creating new tissue growth.
The doctors of the Orthohealing Center are proud to offer BMAC injections as one of the many tools available to our patients to help lead active lives while avoiding surgery. We are currently in the active process of collecting data and look forward to publishing our results in the near future. The Orthohealing Center will also be hosting a seminar in July to train doctors from all across the world on these regenerative procedures.