Bone Marrow Stem Cell Treatment (BMAC) for Knee Osteoarthritis

In the video above, a renowned orthopedic surgeon expert discusses an exciting regenerative medicine clinical research trial aimed at treating knee arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease. This degenerative condition affects millions, causing pain and significant functional limitations, ultimately leading to a deterioration in the quality of life. Despite various treatments available, there is currently no non-surgical cure, and the condition often progresses to the point of requiring joint replacement.

Next, he focuses on ongoing studies on biologically based non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis. One notable treatment involves harvesting a patient’s bone marrow concentrate, specifically stem cells. The procedure includes drawing cellular-rich marrow from both sides of the pelvis, filtering the resulting product, and concentrating on the stem cells and their corresponding growth factors.

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Utilizing ultrasound to image the knee joint, the precise injection of these bone marrow concentrate cells into the arthritic knee is performed.

The current emphasis of the research is to demonstrate the safety of this procedure and its efficacy in relieving pain. Additionally, there is a hopeful outlook toward slowing the progression of degenerative joint disease and, potentially, regrowing cartilage within the arthritic joint. This clinical trial represents a promising avenue in pursuing effective non-surgical treatments for knee arthritis, offering potential relief and advancements in managing this prevalent and impactful condition.

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