Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC)
Bone marrow is rich in cells that have not differentiated into their final form, or precursor cells, meaning they can be directed to become any type of cell (blood cell, tendon or muscle, etc). The presence of a high concentration of precursor cells, growth factors and anti-inflammatory cells may be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. Your surgeon can obtain bone marrow aspirate from several areas of your body, including the hip, knee, ankle or shoulder. The bone marrow is then concentrated in a similar manner as platelet-rich plasma to collect the cells to be used in the treatment of your injury.