Bone marrow stem cells

How it works

Bone marrow functions as the nursery where all our blood cells come from. Within this tissue, are multiple types of stem cells, but the mesenchymal stem cell, or MSC, has the most promise as an agent of healing. The MSC is a potent cell which can transform into ligament, cartilage or bone, depending on its surrounding environment. The mesenchymal stem cell also produces an anti-inflammatory effect. 

Our unique preparation

Bone marrow is usually obtained from the iliac crest area of the hip using a special needle. The marrow is then concentrated in a special centrifuge to yield bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC). 

In a BMAC procedure, pain relief is not only because of the stem cells, but also because of a very potent concentration of anti-inflammatory cytokines present within the BMAC itself. Cytokines are small proteins released by cells. They have a specific effect on the interactions and communications between cells. They are often either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory in nature. Our special processing of the bone marrow to create BMAC results in the anti-inflammatory cytokines being in a much larger concentration than the pro-inflammatory cytokines. 

one Marrow Concentrate Stem Cells

How it works

Bone marrow has been the traditional source for stem cells for decades.  The techniques and methods used to concentrate these cells has improved dramatically over the past several years.  The safety of bone marrow preparations has been well established in the scientific literature.  

Mesenchymal Stem Cells

How it works

One of the more common stem cells found in the bone marrow is the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) which gives rise to muscle, ligaments, cartilage and is a potent force causing new blood vessel formation. It also has anti-inflammatory effects. Mesenchymal stem cells are typically derived from either your own bone marrow.

Platelet rich plasma injections, in conjunction with MSC’s can amplify the effects of the stem cells, help them grow, and improve survival after injection. 

While no statements can be made regarding the curative affect any specific orthopedic or musculoskeletal condition using these stem cell procedures, many patients report significant lessening of symptoms. We are happy to share patient results — while maintaining patient confidentiality — upon request.