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Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC); The soft, spongy substance that fills the inside of bones is the bone marrow and it is where blood is produced in the body. Bone marrow concentrate (BMC) is the collection of bone marrow aspirate from a large bone such as the pelvic bone.

Tiny spaces in the bone marrow hold blood and stem cells. Under certain conditions, some of these stem cells have the ability to create new tissue such as bone, cartilage, fat, and blood vessels.

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) is the collection of bone marrow aspirate or fluid containing cells taken from the bone marrow.

What is a bone marrow aspiration and what is it used for?

A bone marrow aspiration is the collection of bone marrow aspirate containing cells from the bone marrow.

One of the richest sources of stem cells in the body is the bone marrow. Bone marrow can be harvested from bones in the body.

Bone marrow aspirate can be harvested through a minimally invasive method whereby a needle is used to remove bone marrow from a large bone in your body. The procedure is done either under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia.

Your bone marrow will be aspirated through a small needle that is punctured in your pelvic bone. The aspirate will then be made to go through processing with the use of a centrifuge. After processing, the aspirate will separate into stem cells, platelets, and growth factors. The concentrate will be collected and placed into a sterile syringe. The concentrate will then be injected into the targeted body area that’s being treated.

What is it used for?

Bone marrow aspiration is often done to find the reason for many blood disorders. It can also be used to check if cancer or infection has spread to the bone marrow. Bone marrow aspirate can be processed and used for various treatments including degenerative bone repairs.

What is bone marrow injection?

Bone marrow injection is the concentration of processed bone marrow aspirate into areas of degenerative joint disease to stop and repair degenerative changes.

When your bone marrow is aspirated or harvested, it will be made to go through processing with the use of a centrifuge. After processing, the aspirate will separate into stem cells, platelets, and growth factors. The concentrate will be collected and placed into a sterile syringe. The concentrate will then be injected into the targeted body area that’s being treated.

What is a BMAC injection?

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) injections are used to treat degenerative joint disease such as osteoarthritis. BMAC contains mesenchymal stem cells, platelets, and growth factors.

When your bone marrow is aspirated, it will be made to go through processing with the use of a centrifuge. After processing, the aspirate will separate into stem cells, platelets, and growth factors. The concentrate will be collected and placed inside a sterile syringe. The concentrate will then be injected into the targeted degenerative joint or body area that’s being treated.

Is BMAC FDA approved?

BMAC is currently not approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

What is bone marrow aspirate and trephine?

Bone marrow aspirate involves using a special needle and syringe to harvest bone marrow from a large bone while bone marrow trephine biopsy is removing a tiny core of the bone marrow tissue. The tiny cord of the bone marrow is then processed and sliced very thinly. Your doctor can then look at it under a microscope to see how the cells lie in the bone marrow.

How painful is bone marrow aspiration?

During a bone marrow aspiration, you will either be sedated, administered local anesthesia, or general anesthesia so that you won’t feel pain throughout the procedure. It is a quick procedure. Bone marrow aspiration can cause brief, sharp pain but the pain is mostly reduced.

Can bone marrow repair itself?

Diseased, nonfunctioning bone marrow can be replaced with healthy functioning bone marrow. Bone marrow can regenerate itself.

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