What is Platelet Therapy?
Platelet Therapy utilizes concentrated growth factors, from your body’s own blood, that can stimulate aggressive healing when injected into an injured (or degenerated) part of your body. The normal concentration of platelets circulating in our blood is 200,000 per microliter. Current evidence suggests that platelet count in Platelet Rich Plasma should be near or exceed 1,000,000 platelets per microliter which is a concentration of 5x.
What conditions does it treat?
Are these treatment options FDA approved and safe?
Are there any potential side effects?
How successful are these options at treating my problem?
What happens after the injection in the office?
What is Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Treatment?
BMAC is a concentrate of regenerative cells obtained from your own bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft, spongy tissue that is found in the center of bones, including your hip or pelvic bone. Bone marrow is the section of the body where blood is generated. The cells from BMAC are specialized cells that are known to replicate themselves into various types of tissues and help to speed up the healing process by boosting the body’s natural healing abilities and promote tissue growth.
What are some conditions that can respond well to Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Treatment?
What is the Procedure to Harvest Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)?
In general, the BMAC treatment procedure involves the following:
- The skin over the injection site is sterilized and numbed with a local anesthetic.
- A suction syringe attached to a long needle is inserted into the back of your hip bone.
- The bone marrow is suctioned out through a small needle puncture in the bone.
- The collected bone marrow sample is transferred to the centrifuge for processing.
- The sample undergoes a thorough processing and bone marrow aspirate concentrate with specialized cells are obtained.
- The concentrate is collected into a sterile syringe.
- The concentrate is then injected into the affected area under ultrasound guidance.
- The whole procedure takes about 2 hours to complete and you can go home the same day.
The number of BMAC treatments required depends on the degree of the injury and will be decided by your surgeon.