Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate and Expanded Stem Cell Applications in Orthopaedics

Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate and Expanded Stem Cell Applications in Orthopaedics

This reference presents insights into the development of bone marrow aspirate stem cell (BMAC) technology and the potential role of stem cell expansion in the regeneration of damaged and deficient ...
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Uses in Spine Surgery

Pp. 90-95 (6)

Asser A. Sallam, Amr Sami Hussien and Oscar Garcia Casas

Abstract

The use of autogenous bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) may offer a nonsurgical treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disease. It can also be used to enhance the cervical spine fusion. This chapter focuses on: the feasibility for using BMAC in spine surgery, host factors that may affect the outcome, the local morbidity of aspiration, and outcome after application of BMAC.

Keywords:

Bone Marrow, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC), Spinal surgery, Stem Cells.

Affiliation:

Department of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery, Suez Canal University Hospitals, Ismailia, Egypt.