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Offline jbjordan

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BMAC for Articular Cartilage Repair
« on: July 26, 2011, 04:46:20 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I have a hole in the articular cartilage covering my tibial plateau on my left knee. I had a significant bone bruise or injury with the damage to the cartilage, and MRI shows that the bone is not healing ~4 months after the injury. My doctor has proposed a Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate procedure in which he will drill down into the bone defect, infuse it with bone marrow/stem cells isolated from my hip and then fill in the hole in the cartilage with stem cells. Has anyone out there ever had the BMAC procedure for a knee issue? It seems promising, but I wanted to try to get more information before I go through with the surgery.

Thanks!

Offline Kimberly 77

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Re: BMAC for Articular Cartilage Repair
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 08:16:06 PM »
They refer to that as ACI (articular cartilage implant) on this board. If you scroll down to the articular cartilage repair thread you will find lots of people who have had this done.
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