BMAC (short for Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate) therapy is a method of regenerating damaged or lost tissue using a patient’s own cells. It is an all natural way to avoid surgery and still reduce pain and heal injuries. This article will explain BMAC therapy – how exactly it works, and the various conditions and injuries it can treat.
BMAC stands for Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate. BMAC therapy uses regenerative medicine techniques to naturally rebuild tissues in the body.
The procedure involves first removing a sample of your bone marrow (generally from the hip bone). This is done with local anesthetic. After it’s collected, the marrow is placed in a centrifuge, which separates the red blood cells from the platelets, white blood cells, and serum. The concentrated platelets are then injected back into the patient’s body at the area of injury. BMAC injections essentially jump start your body’s natural healing system and encourage tissue regeneration without using any unnatural materials.
BMAC therapy can be helpful in treating a number of conditions, including:
As with any therapy, BMAC may not work well for every patient. Patients with severe bone fractures may require immediate surgery, for example. That being said, BMAC can work for many patients suffering through pain. To determine whether or not you are a good candidate, Dr. Thorson will perform various exams and diagnostic tests and walk you through all of your options.
If you have suffered an injury or condition that has resulted in bone fractures, damaged tendons, or damaged cartilage, BMAC may be a great alternative to surgery for you. Make an appointment with a Dr. Thorson to talk about your condition and the possibilities for treatment.