Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy (BMC), also known as Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Therapy, is a cutting-edge regenerative therapy to help accelerate healing in moderate to severe osteoarthritis and tendon injuries. Similar to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), BMC harnesses the body’s natural ability to heal itself using regenerative cells found in bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft tissue found in the hollow interior of bones. In adults, marrow contains a rich reservoir that produces new blood cells, including regenerative cells. These cells can be extracted from a patient’s hip and used for BMC injection therapy.
Until recently, harvesting and preparing bone marrow was an expensive and difficult process. With technological advances in regenerative medicine, these cells can be extracted from a patient’s hip and used for BMC injection therapy in a relatively simple process. Local anesthesia is used before the physician removes a small amount of the patient’s bone marrow under X-Ray guidance. The bone marrow is then placed in a centrifuge, which separates the regenerative cells and platelets from the rest of the blood products. The result is a concentrate that is 5-11 times richer in regenerative cells and growth factors. The entire process takes about two (2) hours depending on the body region, and patients go home the same day.