About Bone Marrow Aspirate Cell Therapy
Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA) Therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment that aims to relieve pain and disability by promoting long-lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions.
Bone marrow is a soft tissue abundantly rich in stem cells and growth factors. BMA therapies leverage the therapeutic and healing benefits by stimulating the proliferation of local cells into new tissues and decreasing local inflammation, which often is the driving force behind the progression of chronic degenerative conditions.
Multiple clinical reports indicate that in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis, bone marrow injections lead to a reduction in pain of 50 to 60%, combined with excellent outcomes related to knee function and quality of life.
Patients receiving bone marrow derived cell therapy in combination with rotator cuff surgery showed a 100% rate of complete healing after six months. Conversely, a lower (67%) rate of complete healing was observed in patients undergoing surgery only. After ten years, patients receiving bone marrow derived cell therapy demonstrated a significantly lower risk of re-injury (13%) compared to patients only receiving surgery (44%)
How it Works
In a minimally invasive procedure using a specialized needle, your physician aspirates a small quantity of bone marrow, typically from your hip bone.
Stem Cell Isolation
The autologous bone marrow is processed to isolate and concentrate the regenerative cell solution for re-injection into the joint space or in soft tissues. A closed system is used for sterility and efficiencies.
The cell solution is injected into the affected joint to help accelerate your natural healing response and stimulate the proliferation of local cells into new tissues leading to a decrease in local inflammation, which often is the driving force behind the progression of chronic degenerative conditions.
Most patients experience significant symptom and pain relief after a few weeks, and the healing process continues with full benefits usually observed between 3 to 6 months. It's up to your doctor to determine the right protocol and recovery for you.
Bone Marrow Derived Cell Therapy Has Been Used by Physicians in:
- Spinal injuries, neck pain and back pain
- Knee, hip and shoulder pain
- Elbow, hand, wrist and foot pain
- Soft tissue injury (Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis)
Prior studies describing the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis with injections of bone marrow concentrate have provided encouraging results. The relationship between the cellular dose contained within the bone marrow concentrate and efficacy of the treatment, however, is unclear. In the present study we describe clinical outcomes for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in relation to higher and lower cell concentrations contained within a bone marrow concentrate treatment protocol.Read More
If you have a sports injury that hasn’t healed from physical therapy or rest, regenerative medicine could be an option for you. Regenerative medicine treatments use functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function loss due to age or damage. For sports injuries specifically, the goal is to reduce pain and improve function. Treatments include stem cell therapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, certain cartilage regeneration procedures and more.Read More