Stem Cell Therapy
Dr. Artamonov and MJA Healthcare Network are pleased to announce a new, cutting edge procedure we areoering to our patients, Bone Marrow Aspiration Therapy. This revolutionary regenerative therapy procedureis an all-natural alternative to surgical intervention.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Bone Marrow Aspirate?
Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA) can be directly obtained from bones such as the iliac
crest(hip). Bone marrow houses stem cells which can form new cells such as bone,
cartilage and muscle.
How does BMA work?
To collect the BMA, a special needle is used, which is able to collect a high
concentration of stem cells from your marrow.
What can be treated?
Once your bone marrow is obtained, your own stem cells are then injected into
tendons and ligaments all over your body. Degenerative disc disease, low back pain,
sports injuries, arthritic joints and even more specific injuries including ACL and rotator
cuff tears all can be treated using BMA injections
What are the potential benefits?
Stem cell injections may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments, such as
long term medication or surgery, and can facilitate a return to function in patients. If you
have an injury and traditional methods have not provided relief then BMA therapy may
be the solution.
I have heard of cortisone injections, is it the same thing?
Studies have shown that cortisone injections may actually weaken tissue. Cortisone
shots may provide temporary pain relief but do not provide long term healing. Bone
Marrow Stem Cell Therapy heals and strengthens these tendons and ligaments.
Does insurance pay for BMA Injections?
No. Despite several publications and peer reviewed journals showing the efficacy of
BMA, it is not covered by insurance at this time.
How long does it take to “work”?
Most patients notice some level of improvement within 2-6 weeks or sooner. You can
expect a decrease in pain and an increase in strength and stability. Most patients
require only a single injection of BMA.