Orthobiologic Therapy with BMAC
What is Orthobiologic Therapy?
Stem Cells are the basic cells throughout the body that become “replacement cells” as needed. The cells that make up the structure of our tissues and organs only have a limited lifespan, and therefore a system of replacement, repair, and regeneration takes place for the tissues and organs to survive and function. Stem cells are capable of self-replicating, and can evolve into more cells with specialized function. They are highly active in some parts of the body that naturally need ongoing replacements on a regular basis, like the GI tract and skin. Other parts of the body, however, do not naturally have the ability to regenerate as readily. Some tissues in the body have no ability to repair and regenerate if injured. Stem Cells can be found in high concentrations in fat tissue and bone marrow, and then mobilized to areas in which they are needed. Today, regenerative medicine physicians are trying to utilize these remarkable cells that are able to rejuvenate tissues to help heal injuries. They can be used in addition to other regenerative treatments, such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), to help promote healing. Orthobiologic therapy harnesses the healing power of these naturally occurring cells in your bod to promote healing.
What Does Orthobiologic Therapy Treat?
- Disc pain
- Joint pain
- Tendon pain
How Do Bone Marrow Cells Therapy Work?
Dr. Greenberg uses BMAC (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate) as the source of Orthobiologic Cells. These cells are commonly called Stem Cells, however, they are actually MSCs—Medicinal Signaling Cells. They function by directing local tissues to heal and replace tissue in injured areas. Bone marrow not only contains high concentrations of MSCs that can be used to treat musculoskeletal injury, but Platelets and healing plasma proteins which work together to help the healing process. Moreover, using bone marrow as the source meets the FDA criteria of “homologous use” of tissue for approval.
What Can I Expect from Orthobiologic Therapy?
The area in the pelvic bone used for the aspirate may be sore for a few days, as will the site into which the BMAC is injected. Prepare to gradually return to activity. Healing occurs slowly over time and can take weeks to even a month or two to reach full healing.