Regenerative cells derived from autologous bone marrow may show promise in various orthopedic applications. The autologous bone marrow concentrate therapy is when your own adult bone marrow is used to isolate stem cells. The stem cells are used to repair damaged ligaments, cartilage, discs, muscles, nerves and bones. It is also involved with tissue regeneration and wound healing. Unlike whole blood, autologous bone marrow must be harvested by a skilled licensed physician and can be performed within the office. Autologous bone marrow is harvested from the iliac crest of the pelvis.
Within the United States, bone substitution is required in approximately 500,000 surgical procedures per year. However, there is still a lack of optimal bone grafts for the reconstruction of skeletal defects. Nevertheless, through ongoing research autologous bone marrow concentrate therapy shows promise in tissue regeneration along with wound healing.
Bone marrow concentrate therapy can be used to treat a variety of ailments ranging from muscle and tendon injuries to ligament sprains or tears along with bursitis. In addition, this type of therapy can be used to alleviate moderate to severe osteoarthritis as well as plantar fasciitis and shin splints!
If you’re a Chicago Bears fan that you must have known that corner back Kelvin Hayden is out for the season due to a torn hamstring. Also, Jerel Worthy defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers is out for the season due to a torn ACL. I believe that these players, amongst other are excellent candidates for bone marrow concentrate therapy because it will accelerate their healing process and allow them to return to the field much sooner.
If you would like more information about autologous bone marrow concentrate therapy, please contact us at our office conveniently located in Howard Beach, NY. At Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation you will work with Dr. Bieber who is an expert in non-surgical orthopedics. He will educate you on the latest in regenerative medicine and other non-surgical treatment options helping you select the best road to your recovery.