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Bone Marrow and Fat Grafts w/ Stem Cells

Sports Medicine & Non-Surgical Orthopedic Physicians located in Boulder and Centennial, CO

Bone & Fat Stem Cells services offered in Centennial and Boulder, CO

Stem cells are part of your body’s natural repair system and help coordinate the healing process for injured or damaged tissue through paracrine signaling or cell-cell communication. At Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics in Boulder and Centennial, Colorado, we strictly adhere to FDA guidelines for the appropriate use of your own bone marrow and fat tissue grafts including homologous use and minimal manipulation.

Our highly-trained and experienced sports and regenerative orthopedists use bone marrow and fat grafts which house your body's stem cells and other cells from these tissues and inject them into the site of injury to support the repair process, potentially preventing or delaying your need for surgery. Call today or book an appointment online to learn more about our advanced regenerative treatments at Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics.

Why are bone marrow and fat grafts with stem cells so special?

Your body has its own supply of stem cells located on the blood vessels near each organ. When you suffer an injury or disease, your body sends signals to your pericyts (which function as stem cells when activated) to help initiate the repair of the injured tissue.

However, if your body doesn't completely heal the initial injury, we can help re-start the healing process with advanced ultrasound-guided regenerative injections that are shown to improve blood flow to the area and support the body's natural healing abilities.

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics uses your own stem cells among other cell types derived from bone marrow or fat to help your body’s healing process.

Where do stem cells come from?

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics obtains stem cells from your adipose (fat) tissue and bone marrow.

Microfragmented adipose tissue (MFAT) graft

MFAT graft is a tissue graft that comes from your own fat stores. MFAT is used for structural support and cushioning.  It is also the richest source of mesenchymal stem cells adult stem cells. We extract the fat tissue using minimally invasive liposuction, minimally process the fat graft, and inject it into your damaged tissues for structural support and to help facilitate the repair process.

Bone marrow aspirate and concentrate (BMAC)

BMAC comes from your bone marrow, the spongy tissue in the hollow parts of your bones that makes white blood cells. Bone marrow is a source of mesenchymal stem cells, among many other cell types including hematopoeitic stem cells, platelets, red and white blood cells among others.

I have knee arthritis. Can stem cells help?

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics uses your body's own bone-marrow and fat-derived grafts which include stem cells to treat many musculoskeletal conditions, including knee arthritis. Other conditions that could benefit from these injections include:

  • Meniscus tears
  • Ligament injuries
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon)
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Sprains and strains
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries

Your provider at Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics could recommend bone marrow or fat-derived grafts with stem cells if you suffer from ongoing pain caused by an injury or a degenerative condition that fails to improve with other treatments.

What can I expect during treatment with stem cells?

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics follows strict protocols when treating you with your autologous (own body's) stem cells. They first extract, clean and process the tissue grafts with stem cells and then inject them into your body precisely at the site of injury under ultrasound guidance.

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics uses state-of-the-art ultrasound-guided imaging to ensure accurate placement of the stem cells.

After bone marrow or fat-derived treatments, they recommend you take it easy for a few days and avoid bearing weight on the treated body part for a week or two. Most patients need only one treatment with stem cell injections; full results take 4-6 months.

Call Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics today or click the online booking button to learn more about how treatment with your own stem cells can help you.