Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate or BMAC is a concentration of cells and plasma obtained from your bone marrow. The bone marrow is used due to the higher concentration of mesenchymal and hematopoietic cells. The bone marrow is obtained from the posterior iliac crest, the back portion of your pelvis. The sample is placed in a centrifuge to concentrate the cells and plasma. These cells and plasma are injected into the area of concern. This treatment uses your own signaling factors and growth factors to create an optimal environment for your injury to heal. This procedure is performed in the office under local anesthetic.
Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP is used to treat various issues. This procedure includes drawing your blood, spinning it down in a centrifuge to create a layer of serum. This serum consists of platelets and plasma which will be injected at the site of interest. The injection creates a more ideal environment of growth factors and inflammatory compounds to allow your tissues to heal better.