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Intra-articular bone marrow concentrate injection protocol: short-term efficacy in osteoarthritis.

Sampson S, et al. Regen Med. 2016.


AIM: Evaluate intra-articular injection of bone marrow concentrate (BMC), followed by platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection at 8 weeks follow-up in moderate/severe osteoarthritis.

DESIGN: Single center, retrospective Case Series (n = 125).

METHODS: Bone marrow was aspirated/concentrated using a standardized technique. Patients received a single intra-articular injection of BMC, with follow-up injection of PRP at 8 weeks.

RESULTS: Median absolute pain reduction in all joints was five points (71.4%) on visual analog scale. Median patient satisfaction was 9.0/10, while 91.7% indicated that they would repeat the procedure and 94% said that they would recommend the procedure to a friend.

CONCLUSION: Intra-articular injection of BMC, followed by a PRP injection, can provide short-term benefits in moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis.


27527808 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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