BMAC Injection Therapy and Arthritic Knees [Video]
Ask the Expert: Regenerative Medicine Video Series
About the video: How can BMAC injection therapy help arthritic knees?
Regenerative osteoarthritis treatments are an exciting medical advance and present an exciting new option to surgery. Listen to our regenerative medicine expert’s Steven Stulc D.O. and Andrew Clary, D.O. discuss how bone marrow aspirate concentrate injections can help relieve pain in arthritic knees.
Meet Dr. Andrew Clary
Dr. Clary’s approach: “I want to learn about you, your interests, and help you get back to the life you want to live.”
Dr. Clary’s background: Dr. Clary completed his undergraduate studies in Cleveland, OH at Case Western Reserve University. After earning his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, he attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for both an Anesthesiology-focused residency and an Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship.
Meet Dr. Steven Stulc
Dr. Stulc’s approach: “My goal is to treat patients with a comprehensive approach to their spine related disorders, understanding that improving pain and function can have a tremendous impact on quality of life.”
Dr. Stulc’s education: Dr. Stulc studied at Southwestern Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN for his undergraduate degree, and he completed his medical degree at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. Following his residency in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Mayo Clinic, he completed advanced fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Penn State University’s Department of Anesthesiology in Hershey, PA.
Summit’s team of experts provide innovative regenerative medicine therapies for those looking for an alternative to traditional treatments. They can treat arthritic joint pain, sports injuries, neck and back conditions—creating an environment to trigger tissue repair and healing.
Start your journey to better function and less pain. Visit our regenerative medicine services hub and find your expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
More resources for you
- Ask Dr. Stulc: What is Regenerative Medicine?
- Watch the video: Are Regenerative Medicine Injections Safe?
- Introducing Steven Stulc D.O.
One of the things that we use bone marrow aspirate concentrate for is osteoarthritis. It’s a multifactorial process. One of the things that we’re discovering right now is a potential imbalance between anabolic and catabolic pathways in joints. Anabolic is building that joint back up; catabolic is all those negative or inflammatory molecules or chemicals into a joint. Once we put that bone marrow aspirate concentrate into the joint, our hope is that those growth factors and cytokines – and particularly, the MSCs, or mesenchymal stem cells can restore balance to that joint. So, with regenerative medicine, the expectations usually are to relieve pain, increase function. For instance, an arthritis issue inside the knee. If you do these regenerative treatment options, you usually don’t see any major structural changes, but you see functional improvements and pain relief. And that’s, again, our major goal here at Summit is to give you more function, have less pain, treat the underlying problem.
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