We, the living miracles. There are these spongy tissues that occupy the hollow center cavities of the bigger bones in your body. These tissues called bone marrows are literally “factories” that aid in the production and replacement of cells that circulate in your bloodstream.
The hidden treasures: stem cells!
Different types of undifferentiated cells come under the category of “stem cells”. Stem cells also are known as pluripotent stem cells are basically the shapeshifters in our body ie these are the only cells which have the ability to make other types of cells.
Adult stem cells are considered to be limited to differentiating into different cell types.
Embryonic stem cells (rich reservoirs) can become all cell types of the body.
As these mature, blood stem cells change into three types of cells your body needs:
Platelets (for blood clots)
Red blood cells (for supplying oxygen)
White blood cells ( for immunity)
What is BMC or BMAC?
Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) Therapy or Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Therapy is a groundbreaking treatment which promotes healing. Moderate to severe tendon injuries and osteoarthritis are healed with ease aided by this treatment. It makes use of regenerative cells that are contained within a patient’s own bone marrow.
Even if your damaged tissues don't respond to plasma-rich therapy or other conservative approaches there's a way out - Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Therapy. You will be pain-free in no time without the need for any major surgeries.
Avoid fatty foods
Avoid anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen Aleve
Make sure you eat a meal before an appointment
How BMAC Therapy Works:
Bone marrow aspirate cells can be harvested easily using IV anesthesia.
The site of withdrawal is marked and the physician double checks whether the site is sterile or not.
The physician then removes a small amount of the patient’s bone marrow from one of the iliac bones (the bones that form the “wings” of the pelvis) under the guidance of an X-ray machine or dynamic ultrasound.
A two-stage centrifugation process follows. This separates the regenerative cells, platelets and the associated growth factors. The concentrate is obtained which is processed and purified at the same time.
The concentrate is injected directly into your damaged regions. Both the aspiration of the bone marrow and harvesting of the regenerative cells takes about 2 hours (approx) with some downtime in between removing marrow and receiving injection.
The injected area, however, will be sore for 2-3 days while the early inflammation phase subsides. Avoid any strenuous exercise or any other activities that will place stress on your joints for at least one or two weeks. With recent medical advances in technology and techniques, the therapy can be done with minimal discomfort and the patients go home the very same day.
Your medical team will recommend a Post-injection therapy program that is designed to help you cope up with the whole therapy. A small bandage is usually placed at the site of the aspiration until it has healed. As the damaged tissues begin to regenerate the body will start to heal.
Kasturi Multispeciality Hospital is the best place for undergoing regenerative bone marrow concentrate treatment in Hyderabad. Our team of world-class physicians will give you a clear-cut analysis without wasting your time and therefore the healing process and recovery from the condition is faster.