Good news. There are options to surgery or pain medications to address injuries, pain and arthritis. At TLC The Littleton Clinic, Dr. Hopp and her team are using bone marrow aspirate and platelets to reverse joint degeneration and help injuries. By using the best technology regenerative medicine has to offer, we can capture the power of your own healing cells to turn back the clock and heal faster and more effectively.
What is bone marrow aspirate?
Bone marrow aspirate contains the body’s natural healing cells. Bone marrow aspirate has the unique quality of being multipotent. This means they can differentiate into many different cell types, which allows them to develop like the tissue surrounding them. They are formed in the bone marrow with the purpose of making repairs to your joints, ligaments, tendons and other tissues. Platelets also aid in the repair process by signaling stem cells to bind and repair degenerated or injured tissue.
There are different types of stem cells in the body, for stem cell injections we use mesenchymal stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells are harvested from your own bone marrow. During the process of stem cell treatment at TLC, a small amount of the bone marrow is harvested to extract the stem cells. All stem cells used in procedures at TLC are autologous, meaning that they come from your own body. These cells are not artificially grown or manipulated in a lab and do not come from embryonic tissue.