Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) Therapy is a promising cutting-edge regenerative therapy that has been studied for moderate to severe osteoarthritis and tendon injuries.
Bone marrow is the soft spongy tissue that is found in the center of your bones. In adults, the marrow in the large bones is the producing center of your red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma components. Since this is the location of production, immature forms of these cells, called mesenchymal cells, will be found here.
While similar to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in its ability to harness the body's ability to heal itself through the aid of growth factors, BMC utilizes mesenchymal stromal cells which are contained within a patient’s own bone marrow. Mesenchymal stromal cells, which are at times mistakenly referred to as stem cells, can be obtained from the patient’s hip bone to be used for treatment. They are thought to act as signaling cells through a paracrine effect and may improve symptoms of various musculoskeletal conditions.