Bone Marrow Aspirate
While stem cells are powerful cells of self-renewal that can turn into other types of cells as needed they also play an important role in modulating the complex healing process and orchestrating a repair response. As such, they work as your body’s primary means of repairing damage. There are different types of stem cells, and many accessory cells. All of the cells, growth factors and components that we gather via our state-of-the-art bone marrow aspiration procedure play a role and are important to the healing process.
Based on our extensive experience (1000’s of patients), and the available literature, Bone marrow Aspirate appears to be the “gold standard” for orthopedic (joint) issues. Providing the very best long-term outcomes.
Unlike the painful methods of conventional bone marrow harvesting, our advanced technique for harvesting bone marrow stem cells is virtually painless and is done on an outpatient basis.
Why Choose Orthobiologics Associates for Regenerative Injections?
At Orthobiologics Associates, your health and comfort are our utmost priorities. That’s why, for more than 15 years, our multispecialty team of integrative medical professionals has been committed to providing natural and effective, alternative health care services.
At our office, we believe in educating our existing and prospective patients on the therapies, tools, and resources available outside of the conventional medical treatment model. Information is power, and we aim to empower you to make well-informed decisions about how you’ll address your health issues and improve your quality of life.
We also believe in developing highly personalized treatment protocols customized to each patient’s unique needs and recovery goals. Treatment at our regenerative medicine clinic doesn’t just aim to alleviate pain and mobility issues. Our therapies are designed to address the root cause of those symptoms and, ultimately, improve long-term health and well-being.
Benefits of Endogenous Bone Marrow Injections
Bone marrow aspirate is rich in mesenchymal stem cells, which are multipotent, undifferentiated cells that are capable of developing into various types of specialized cells. Evidence suggests these cells’ unique differentiation abilities can help promote healing of damaged tissues by stimulating and accelerating the body’s natural cellular repair and regeneration process.
At Orthobiologics Associates, our advanced, minimally invasive bone marrow harvest procedure allows us to create fully customized bone marrow shots for each patient’s unique condition. This procedure, which provides the raw materials for restorative stem cell injections, offers several advantages over conventional medical treatments, which typically include drugs and/or surgery.
Regenerative Injections Are Natural
Unlike pharmaceutical therapies and joint replacement or fusion surgery for painful and debilitating orthopedic conditions, bone marrow-derived stem cell injections are completely natural.
These cells are extracted from each patient’s body, carefully processed and isolated, and then reinjected directly into areas of tissue damage and degeneration using advanced image guidance.
Because these cells are autologous, they have a low risk of rejection or post-therapy complications.
Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy Is Minimally Invasive
Unlike most surgical procedures for orthopedic conditions, the bone marrow extraction procedure and regenerative stem cell injections involve minimal tissue damage. These procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and carry few risks compared to invasive surgical treatments.
Generally, patients can resume their normal activities within a few days after treatment. While some post-procedure discomfort and inflammation are common, these side effects typically dissipate quickly. The risk of post-treatment infection is remarkably low, as are the risks of other complications typically associated with surgical interventions.
Bone Marrow Stem Cells Can Help Many Orthopedic Conditions
Stem cells harvested from bone marrow (mesenchymal stem cells) are multipotent, meaning they are capable of differentiating into several cell types. They can become bone cells, cartilage cells, muscle cells, and more. Evidence suggests it’s this incredible differentiation capacity that promotes tissue repair and regeneration.
Research also suggests that because mesenchymal stem cells can promote tissue regeneration in damaged bone, joint, cartilage, and muscle tissues, they can stimulate healing of painful and debilitating orthopedic problems. Unlike medications, regenerative therapy doesn’t simply mask pain — it aims to heal the underlying tissue damage that causes it.
Stem cell and/or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections may be able to help alleviate pain and improve mobility for patients with several conditions, including:
- Ligament and tendon damage
- Spinal disc herniation
- Facet joint problems
- Meniscus tears or other sources of knee pain
- Rotator cuff injuries and other sources of shoulder pain
- Labral tears and other sources of hip pain
- Nerve pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Tendonitis and tendinosis
- Sports injuries