Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy

These stem cells are commonly obtained from the bone marrow, usually from the iliac crest of the pelvic bone, by inserting a needle to extract the stem cells.

The procedure begins with your doctor extracting stem cells from your own bone marrow. Bone marrow is usually aspirated from your hip region. Your doctor will first clean and numb your hip area. A needle is then introduced into an area of your pelvic bone known as the iliac crest.. Bone marrow is then aspirated using a special syringe and the sample obtained is sent to the laboratory. In the laboratory, the aspirate is spun in a machine for 10 to 15 minutes and a concentrated stem cell sample is separated.

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Conditions That Can Be Treated With Stem Cell Injections

Erik D. Peterson, MD Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Erik D. Peterson, MDOrthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Peterson is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who is a native of the Sioux Falls area. After graduating from Brandon Valley High School, he attended South Dakota State University where he received a degree in biology.

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Who is a Good Candidate for a Stem Cell Procedure?

You may be a good candidate for stem cell therapy if you have been suffering from joint pain and want to improve your quality of life while avoiding complications related to invasive surgical procedures.