Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy
Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) is utilized where there is damage, pain and functional loss as a surgical alternative.
Bone Marrow Concentration Therapy (BMC) is similar to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP) Therapy, except that instead of using blood drawn from the arm, the treatment uses bone marrow withdrawn from the iliac crest of the pelvis.
The area where the bone marrow is to be harvested is cleaned and numbed, then a specially designed bone marrow aspirate system is used to withdraw bone marrow. The marrow cells are then spun into concentrates containing nothing but your body’s own bone marrow cells. The platelet-rich concentrate is then used by your doctor, sometimes in combination with a bone graft, at the site of your orthopedic injury or diseased joint.
When Bone Marrow Concentration Therapy is used, your body’s healing processes are jump started at the cellular level. As with Platelet Rich Therapy and Autologous Conditioned Plasma Therapy, your body’s own cells are used for treatment. This means that risk of adverse reaction is minimal, and because the bone marrow concentration is prepared in a specially designed and self-contained unit, contamination risk is minimal.