Bone marrow contains the body’s highest concentration of adult stem cells. These stems cells are known as the body’s repair kit as they have the unique ability to replicate themselves for use in any tissue or organ found throughout the body.
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate stem cell therapy works much in the same way as the platelet-rich plasma therapy. A physician extracts bone marrow from the patient’s hip. The bone marrow is then spun in a centrifuge, separating the adult stem cells and platelets from the rest of the blood. The platelets and stem cells are then injected into the affected area of the body initiating a regenerative response from the body.
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate stem cell therapy has shown to be effective in the treatment of a variety of pain conditions, including: joint degeneration, sacroilitis, knee, hip and shoulder injury, osteoarthritis, cartilage injury, tendon injury, ligament injury, facet joint injury and disc injury.
If you believe you qualify as a candidate for bone marrow aspirate stem cell therapy, please contact DiAnn VanDyke at our MPC South location at (616) 281-1600. All potential regenerative medicine patients will receive a full consultation at one of our Grand Rapids, MI area MPC locations with one of our board certified pain management specialists during which time all questions will be answered.
Platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate concentrate stem cell therapy procedures are performed on site at Michigan Pain Consultants in Grand Rapids, MI. Platelet-rich plasma procedures typically take one hour. Bone marrow aspirate concentrate stem cell therapy procedures require at least three hours.
These procedures are considered experimental by most insurance companies and therefore are not currently covered by insurance. If you have any questions regarding your coverage, please contact your insurance carrier for details.