Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD
Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy
Medical science is increasingly shifting toward harnessing the body’s own healing properties through new and innovative treatments. In the world of orthopedic care, joint preservation greatly benefits from procedures that use substances like bone marrow concentrate. This treatment allows Silicon Valley Orthopaedics to replace damaged tissue and cartilage in a joint, slowing down or even halting progressive wear and tear.
Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are specialists in applying the latest science when it comes to joint preservation. Bone marrow is harvested and processed so that a concentrated form can be used as a joint preservation treatment. Orthobiologics, which are isolated using centrifugal force, are beneficial in stimulating the regeneration of damaged tissue.
BMC Therapy Benefits
Almost all the components of blood are created in the bone marrow, including red blood cells, most white blood cells and platelets. The cells that are isolated in bone morrow concentrate are regarded as “undifferentiated,” meaning they have not yet reached maturity and can aid in cell replication.
The healing properties of BMC take effect when the substance is injected into a joint that is suffering from cartilage damage. The patient may experience improved movement in the joint, as well as relief from pain and discomfort. Patients do not react negatively to BMC, as the body recognizes its own cells. In fact, positive outcomes from BMC therapy are largely due to natural mechanisms taking advantage of the healthy cell infusion.
BMC therapy is the ideal accompaniment to other joint preservation treatments at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds want to give patients the opportunity to benefit from improved joint health and mobility through conservative treatment that is individualized to specific needs.
To learn more about BMC therapy and how it could help improve your joint function, reach out to Silicon Valley Orthopaedics today.