Utilizing your own bone marrow to treat injuries.
Bone Marrow Concentrate can improve pain and function in patients with arthritis in the joints, and can also be used to treat muscle injuries or muscle tears, tendinopathic or diseased tendons and several other ailments.
What is it?
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMC) is one of the most exciting areas of regenerative medicine therapies. BMC involves drawing a patient’s own bone marrow out of one of the bones in the body – often times using bone marrow from the posterior pelvis – and spinning that bone marrow down in a centrifuge to get a concentrated collection of progenitor and signaling cells to promote healing and decrease inflammation.
How does it work?
BMC is injected into the site of pathology to promote improved healing and act as a potent anti-inflammatory. The injection contains a number of cytokines and chemokines (signaling proteins) that can attract other cells to further promote improved healing.
What does it treat?
BMC can be used to treat a number of different ailments. The majority of research at this point has shown that BMC can improve pain and function in patients with arthritis in the joints, particularly in the knees and hips. It is also used to treat muscle injuries or muscle tears, and tendinopathic or diseased tendons, and several other ailments.