Pp. 1-4 (4)
Mohamed A. Imam, Yasser Elsherbini and Martyn Snow
Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) have multipotent plasticity. They
demonstrate the ability to differentiate into various cell types. These include bone,
tendon, cartilage, muscles and nerve [1-6]. Subsequently, they can have a role in the
coming era of medicine as they have the potential to contribute to the regeneration and
reconstruction of different tissues, especially in musculoskeletal medicine. As yet,
Bone marrow is regarded as the most attractive source of MSCs [7, 8] and for the last
few years, numerous interventionists have employed unprocessed Bone Marrow
Aspirate (BMA), to incite healing.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC), Expanded stem cells,
Department of Arthroscopy, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK.