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BMAC Treatments & ​​Cellular Based Therapies 

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Specialists

Some of the cells found in bone marrow are a special type of cell created by your body to repair and replace damaged cells. Your body constantly uses these cells to replace old or damaged cells -- for example, when you cut yourself, these cells rush in to start the healing process. BMAC (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate) therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that harnesses the power of these cells to repair and regenerate damaged tissue.

At OAA, our Orthobiologics Institute specializes in using regenerative techniques like BMAC therapy to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, often without the need for invasive surgical procedures. Using your own cells to initiate a natural process, BMAC therapy can help you restore function more quickly after surgery, or avoid the need for surgery altogether.

The team at OAA is highly experienced in utilizing these therapies to help improve patients’ outcomes. If you’re ready to discuss your options and take your first step toward relief with the top specialists in orthobiologics near you, schedule an appointment at OAA today.

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Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine

What Are BMAC Injections?

BMAC injections are a type of regenerative medicine therapy. Regenerative medicine therapies aim to repair or replace damaged tissue and cells in your body. These treatments hold great promise for treating many orthopedic conditions because they can potentially help treat lost or damaged tissue, unlike traditional medications or surgery, which only treat the symptoms of disease.

While there are many different types of bone marrow cells, the most commonly used in regenerative medicine are mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs are found throughout your body, but are most concentrated in bone marrow. MSCs can become any type of cell in your body except for sperm or eggs. This ability to become any other type of cell makes them ideal for treating a wide range of conditions, particularly those involving damaged tissue or cartilage.

Wondering what to expect from a BMAC injection procedure at OAA? Here's how it works:

  • First, our team will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic. Then, we'll use a needle to draw bone marrow from your hipbone. 
  • Next, we'll process the bone marrow to concentrate the MSCs. 
  • Finally, we'll inject the MSCs into the damaged tissue or joint.

Following your injection, you should be able to go home the same day. You may start to see improvement in your symptoms within a few weeks, and within several months, the full effects of the treatment should be realized.

If you've been struggling with long-term chronic pain and are seeking alternatives to invasive surgery, BMAC injections may be the right treatment for you. To learn more about this cutting-edge therapy and whether it could help relieve your symptoms, contact OAA today.

Specialists -  Orthobiologics

Jill Crosson
Allentown Office
['Family Medicine', 'Sports Medicine']
['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']
Michael Krafczyk
Allentown Office
Lehighton Office
['Allentown Office', 'Lehighton Office']
Robert Wertz II
Allentown Office
['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']

FAQs on Orthobiologics:

What conditions are most commonly treated using BMAC therapy?

BMAC injections can be used to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • BMAC Therapy for Knees: One of the most common places to experience pain is in the knees. Knee pain can be caused by a wide range of conditions, including osteoarthritis, ligament damage, and tendonitis. BMAC therapy is a cutting-edge option that can potentially provide long-lasting relief without the need for surgery.
  • BMAC Therapy for Arthritis: Arthritis is a common condition that causes inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints. There are many different types of arthritis, but the most common is osteoarthritis, which is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. BMAC therapy can potentially help to regenerate this lost cartilage and relieve pain.
  • BMAC Therapy for Hips: Like knees, hips are a common source of orthopedic pain. Conditions that can cause hip pain include arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. BMAC therapy can be used to treat these conditions and help relieve pain.
  • BMAC Therapy for Shoulders: Shoulder pain is another frequent source of orthopedic discomfort. Common conditions that affect the shoulder include rotator cuff tears, bursitis, and arthritis. BMAC therapy can provide relief for these conditions and help improve shoulder function.
  • BMAC Therapy for Back Pain: Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see an orthopedic doctor. Conditions that can cause back pain include degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis. BMAC therapy is a minimally invasive treatment option that can provide relief for these conditions.

If you're struggling with any of the above conditions and would like to explore your treatment options, contact OAA today. Our team will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide if BMAC therapy is right for you.

What are the benefits of receiving cellular therapy?

There are many potential benefits of cellular therapy, including:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved joint function
  • Regeneration of lost tissue
  • Can prevent a need for surgery
  • Minimally-invasive treatment

If you're looking for an alternative to surgery, cellular therapy may be the right choice for you. To learn more about this cutting-edge therapy and whether it could help relieve your symptoms, contact OAA today.

Are BMAC injections painful? Are there side effects?

BMACl injections are typically not painful. The injection site may be sore for a day or two after the procedure, but this can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication. There are also no known side effects of cellular therapy. To learn more about this cutting-edge therapy and whether it could help relieve your symptoms, contact OAA today.

How can I get started with BMAC injections near me?

At OAA Orthopedic Specialists, we make it as simple as possible to take your first step toward a full, effective, long-term recovery. Just use our online tool to request an appointment, and we’ll reach out as soon as possible.