Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate BMAC – Procedure, Indications, Benefits and Side Effects
In the video, a consultant orthopedic surgeon discusses Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC), a form of bone marrow concentrate therapy. BMAC is derived from the patient’s bone marrow cells, collected from specific locations in the operation theater. These cells undergo processing, and the resulting stem cells are utilized in BMAC procedures.
The administration of BMAC involves collecting bone marrow from either the posterior superior iliac spine or the anterior superior iliac spine, processing it with a centrifuge, and injecting the stem cells into the targeted area within approximately 30 minutes.
Strict sterile conditions, such as those in an operation theater, are crucial to avoid complications, and anesthesia may be required to manage potential patient discomfort during the bone marrow collection.
BMAC offers several benefits, including pain relief, tissue regeneration, and repair. The surgeon emphasizes the positive outcomes of BMAC compared to Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Suitable candidates for BMAC include individuals with arthritic changes, ligamentous injuries, tendon injuries, non-union of bones, or tendinitis conditions. The procedure’s success is evident in cases of non-union, where it aids in bone reunion and promotes the regeneration of tendon injuries. Overall, BMAC stands out as a promising therapeutic approach in orthopedic care, highlighting the continual evolution of innovative treatments for improved patient outcomes and well-being.