Regenerative Therapy: BMAC vs. PRP Injections [Video]
Ask the Expert: Regenerative Medicine Video Series
About the video: What are the differences between BMAC and PRP injections?
Regenerative PRP and BMAC therapies are on the forefront of emerging orthopedic medicine, and have been offered at Summit Orthopedics for several years. Listen to our regenerative medicine experts Brennan Boettcher, D.O. and Andrew Clary D.O. explain the differences between these two injection therapies.
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. Brennan Boettcher
Dr. Boettcher’s approach to care: “My goal is simple; getting you back to the activities you love. At Summit, we help you achieve your healthiest version of yourself by rehabilitating injuries, utilizing cutting-edge treatments such as minimally-invasive ultrasound guided procedures and regenerative medicine, and reserving surgery as a last resort.”
Dr. Boettcher’s education: Dr. Boettcher completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He attended medical school and received his degree from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. His residency was in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine from the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fellowship is the highest level of advanced professional training for physicians.
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, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
More resources for you
- Watch the video: What is regenerative medicine?
- Ask Dr. Stulc: What is regenerative medicine?
- Meet Dr. Andrew Clary
BMAC stands for bone marrow aspirate concentrate, and it is essentially where we harvest your bone marrow from the back of your pelvis, and we concentrate that. The difference between BMAC and PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is that BMAC has some additional growth factors that aren’t present in PRP. And it also has some stem cells inside of it. The platelet-rich plasma concept is using the growth factor from platelets to encourage other cells to come and heal the area. And so the bone marrow aspirate concentrate lays down something of a foundation, the platelet-rich plasma is good for that, but the bone marrow aspirate concentrate has this other potential to actually differentiate and create this infrastructure in healing in a different manner. Both BMAC and PRP injections are using your body’s natural healing abilities to try and improve pain, and improve function, and help you be more active.
“My goal is simple; getting you back to the activities you love. At Summit, we help you achieve your healthiest version of yourself by rehabilitating injuries, utilizing cutting-edge treatments such as minimally-invasive ultrasound guided procedures and regenerative medicine, and reserving surgery as a last resort.”
Dr. Boettcher describes his areas of specialty and philosophy of care.
Regenerative PRP and BMAC therapies offer promising options for pain relief and improved function.
Dr. Stulc addresses the safety of orthopedic regenerative therapies.