Bone Marrow Concentrate

knee pain stem cell therapy

What are Mesenchymal Stem Cells

They not only help to create new cells in existing healthy tissues, but they also help repair tissues in areas that are injured or damaged. 

Stem cells are the basis for the specific cell types that make up each organ in the body. This therapy is a non-surgical procedure involving the extraction and injection of your own naturally occurring stem cells. We concentrate stem cells from your bone marrow to use.

 

 

knee pain stem cell therapy

What Conditions Can Be Treated With Bone Marrow Concentrate?

Stem cell injections can be used as a treatment option for the following conditions:

1)Tendinopathy

(Chronic tendonitis or partial-thickness tears)

  • Rotator cuff
  • Biceps
  • Golfers/Tennis elbow
  • Tendonitis around the thigh (Gluteus medius, hamstring, piriformis syndrome)
  • Patellar or quadriceps tendonitis
  • Tendonitis around the ankle (Peroneal, Tibialis posterior)
  • Achilles
  • Plantar fasciitis

Ligament Injury

  • Ulnar collateral ligament injury of the elbow
  • Medial collateral ligament injury of the knee

Degenerative Joint Disease

  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Ankle osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder osteoarthritis
  • Elbow osteoarthritis
  • Wrist osteoarthritis
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar osteoarthritis
  • Articular Cartilage Injury

How Does The Process Work?

There are numerous sites on your body where stem cells are located. We believe here at Axis Spine that obtaining stem cells from the iliac bone in the hip is the best option because the operation can be easily performed in a matter of minutes.

Once the bone marrow concentrate has been obtained from your iliac bone, it is then processed using a special device to separate the stem cells from other unwanted material. We can then use them for injection therapy only minutes afterward in our facility. 

The area being injected is then sterilized and anesthetized, and either ultrasound or fluoroscopy image guidance is used to ensure that the stem cells are placed accurately in the affected area.

This has successfully treated a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including soft tissue injuries involving tendons and ligaments. At Axis Spine Center, we use BMC to treat rotator cuff tears, knee arthritis, back pain, and more. We also use BMC in conjunction with platelet-rich plasma injections to treat advanced joint damage.

Unlike traditional surgeries, most stem cell patients experience little or no discomfort and return to normal activities within a few days. The results of BMC often include accelerated healing, and for many patients, pain relief that can last for years.

 

If you have a tendon injury, ligament injury, muscle injury, joint damage, nerve pain, or back pain, you may be a candidate. If you have active cancer, an infection, a history of lymphoma, or are taking certain blood thinners, this therapy may not be suitable for you. However, in some instances, clearance may be obtained from your oncologist or cardiologist.

  • Osteoarthritis (or degenerative arthritis) of any joint: shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, elbow, wrist, finger, or thumb
  • Low back pain
  • Lumbar disc disease
  • Tendonitis and tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears and injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Partial tendon or ligament tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Joint injuries such as ankle sprains and knee sprains

It will take a few weeks for the stem cells to heal and strengthen your damaged tissue and joints, you will be given week-by-week instructions after your procedure on how best to care for your body during this time. Regenerative therapies take time to work; improvement in pain and function occurs gradually over a 3 to 6 month time period. As most of these ailments are a result of degeneration which occurs with normal aging, patients likely will need subsequent injections months to years later to maintain symptom control.

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