BONE MARROW ASPIRATION CONCENTRATE (BMAC)
Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Aspirate is used for severely degenerated joints. BMAC is obtained from the patient’s hip bone, the iliac crest. An anesthetic is injected to make this procedure more comfortable. The aspirated bone marrow placed into a special centrifuge, which concentrates up to 1 million stem cells and growth factors. This concentrate is injected into the affected area. Typically only one treatment is necessary to stimulate the body to regenerate joint cartilage and may eliminate the need for invasive joint replacement surgery.