What is Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy?
Similar to Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy is a promising cutting-edge regenerative therapy that will help expedite the healing process in tendon injuries and moderate to severe osteoarthritis.
Our bone marrow contains a significant portion of our bodies’ stem cells. By extracting blood and “pluripotent” stem cells from the patient’s hip bone and used for the procedure, the doctor is able to harness replicating stem cells capable of healing themselves. Once the doctor has safely removed the patients bone marrow concentrate, the item will be spun in a centrifuge in order to generate a powerful concentrate that is injected into the injured area.
The patient will experience minimal discomfort and the procedure is done with local anesthetic and light sedation. Along with “pluripotent” stem cells which further contribute to the regenerative process, Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy manages to capture all of the growth and healing factors found in PRP injection.
What Conditions can be Treated with Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy?
Lower Leg and Foot Pain
Shoulder Pain and Arm Pain
Does BMC Therapy Consist of One Injection or Multiple Injections?
One to three injections may be suggested depending on the severity and duration of your injury. After the initial treatment with Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy, a follow up visit occurs 3-4 weeks later. During the follow up visit, an evaluation of your response to the initial therapy is performed and a decision is made regarding the need for additional BMC therapy. In general, the more severe the injury the more injections you may need.
What to Expect After Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy?
While there may be mild discomfort and swelling in the injected sites for the 2-3 days, you should see a noticeable improvement. If you feel sore, this “soreness” is a positive sign that your injured site is healing. Pain management options may be discussed with the doctor prior to the initial treatment. On occasion, patients begin physical therapy to help the effects of BMC and to facilitate recovery. As every individual body is different, patients respond to Bone Marrow Concentrate recovery at varying timeframes. A follow up may be required 3-4 weeks after the initial treatment.
Why Stem Cells?
Looking at the chart below, you will notice the nation’s interest is in stem cells. This is due to continuous scientific discoveries and medical advancements. Pluripotent stem cells, more than any other type of regenerative medicine option, regenerates tissue at an extremely rapid pace.
Finally, if you have questions regarding BMC therapy or other forms of regenerative therapy, please contact Metropolitan Pain Consultants at 201-729-0001. We offer weekday and weekend appointments. Our conveniently located clinics can be found in West Orange, Aberdeen, Clifton, and Lyndhurst.