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Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)

When we experience a tear, pull, strain, or sprain of a tendon or ligament, our body responds with increased blood flow to the injured area. This “new” blood has platelets and other growth factors that help the tissue heal by creating new collagen fibers, eventually allowing the injured area to regain its flexibility and strength. Depending on the after-care and the severity of the injury however, sometimes scar tissue forms, which further alters the blood flow so the tissue never really properly heals.
Stem Cell Brochure1 - Orthopedic Care in Albuquerque, NM
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Stem cells are cells with the ability to divide many times and can differentiate into all types of cells for regeneration. A person’s own blood, fat and bone marrow contains stem cells and additional biological materials necessary to facilitate healing, but minimal blood flow prevents joints, ligament and tendons from healing as well as muscle, skin, or bone. A goal of regenerative medicine is to quickly deliver massive numbers of fresh stem cells, platelet-rich plasma and growth factor proteins to tissues that are damaged to repair and grow new cells. Additionally, these procedures are low risk, outpatient, and partly covered by insurance.

Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate is used as therapy for arthritis, injuries, and painful joints because the stem cells in bone marrow maintain regenerative properties with the potential to repair damaged tissue. Bone marrow is a spongy tissue contained inside bones and makes platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells. All of these cells start in the marrow as stem cells, which are the raw material the body uses to create other types of cells the body needs, including cartilage, tendon or muscle. By injecting stem cells, we provide a new, fresh supply of healing agents to an injured and painful area, providing the boost and materials needed to repair and grow healthy tissue.
The richest source of stem cells in the entire body is in the iliac crest, or top of the hip bone. We are able to collect tremendous numbers of stem cells at this site, which are then concentrated and placed in the area of injury to speed healing. Best yet, this is an outpatient procedure performed in our office, all in one day!

Dr. Thomas Grace has extensive experience with using regenerative medicine for musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis. All procedures offered are FDA-compliant under the current definition of minimal manipulation, and are based on the latest peer-reviewed evidence for both safety and efficacy.