The Patient Experience
How is it done?
Your bone marrow will be aspirated through a small needle puncture in your posterior iliac crest (pelvic bone) with a specialized device, Marrow CellutionTM, which will harvest high concentrations of your body’s stem cells, platelets and growth factors. The Bone Marrow Aspirate will be collected into a sterile syringe and injected into the targeted body area being treated.
What are the risks?
The risks of therapies utilizing BMA are extremely low but as with any procedure, there are possible risks and complications. Although very unlikely, any injection can potentially cause bleeding, increase pain, infection or nerve damage. Because your own cells are being utilized, there is no risk of tissue rejection of the cells.
Is Bone Marrow Therapy covered by Insurance?
While there are currently several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals showing the efficacy of Bone Marrow therapy on tendons, soft tissue, and cartilage injuries, procedures utilizing Bone Marrow Aspirate are still not covered by most insurance companies at this time.
Optimizing Bone Marrow Harvesting for Regenerative Therapies
Therapies utilizing Bone Marrow Aspirate have been shown to promote bone and soft tissue healing as well as reduce symptoms of pain related to injuries, tendinitis, and arthritis. Successful outcomes have been shown to be directly related to the quality of stem cells delivered. Marrow CellutionTM uses patented technology to maximize the concentrations of these valuable cells.
What is Marrow CellutionTM?
The Marrow CellutionTM bone marrow aspiration device uses its patented technology to harvest high quality stem and progenitor cells from various levels within the marrow space, while limiting peripheral blood contamination.
Marrow CellutionTM accesses aspirate flow collected exclusively laterally as the tip of the aspiration cannula is closed, allowing marrow collection perpendicular to and around the channel created by the device. It incorporates technology to precisely reposition the harvesting cannula within the marrow space after each aspiration. These features achieve a clinician’s desire for a single entry point.
A traditional trocar needle aspirates primarly peripheral blood, which limits the regenerative potential
Marrow CellutionTM aspirates from multiple geographies while limiting peripheral blood collection, maximizing the collection of valuable stem cells.
The Power of Bone Marrow Derived Cells
Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA) which contain a complex mix of nucleated cells, platelets and growth factors, are known to aid in the healing of a variety of orthopedic injuries and to promote angiogenesis in ischemic tissue
The total number of stem cells found in the Marrow CellutionTM system aspirates, roughly 28,000, represents a level of progenitor/stem cells that is in line with concentrations from other studies that have shown therapeutic success in reducing disc pain, treating hip osteonecrosis and ameliorating cartilage defects.
Injuries often treated with Bone Marrow include:
Osteoarthritis, Meniscus Tears (Medial, Lateral), Chondromalacia Patella, Tendon Injuries (Patellar Tedonitis, Quad Tendon), Ligament sprains or tears (MCL, LCL, ACL)
Osteoarthritis, Hip Labrum Tears, SI Joint Dysfunction, Piriformis Syndrome, Greater Trochanteric Bursitis, Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
Osteoarthritis, Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Tendinopathy, or Partial Tears, Labrum Tears, Bicipital Tendinitis
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow)
Osteoarthritis, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
ANKLE & FOOT PAIN
Achilles Tendinitis or Partial Tears, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Sprains/Ligament Injury
Facet Joint Arthropathy, Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction