What is a Bone Marrow Stem Cell Injection?
Stem cells are used to treat similar conditions to PRP, however they have a stronger effect so can be used to treat more severe conditions. The highest concentration of mesenchymal and hematopoetic stem cells are within the bone marrow. Recently, new technology has allowed the process of harvesting stem cells to be easier on the patient and less costly. We now harvest stem cells through a simple procedure with minimal discomfort. Stem cells are isolated from bone marrow and this is injected into the degenerated or injured area of the body.
What does the procedure entail?
Stem cells are obtained from the iliac crest. We use a local anesthetic to numb the skin and tissue overlying the the iliac crest. Then a cannula is used to bone marrow from the iliac crest. The Bone Marrow Aspirate is then processed in a sterile manner. The Processed bone marrow is then injected into the injured area of the body.