How do I know if I am a candidate for PRP or BMAC?
There are two ways to determine if you are a candidate for these procedures:
You can provide current X-rays and/or MRIs for a clinical case review ($250).
You can schedule an office consultation that should be covered by your insurance.
Is there an age limit for Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) regenerative therapy?
Patients up to age 60 can generally achieve tissue regeneration using their own “pluripotent” stem cells through BMAC therapy.
As the body ages, its ability to regenerate tissue from autologous (its own) stem cells diminishes, as the number of stem cells produced by humans decreases with age starting at about age 40. After age 60, autologous BMAC typically fails to provide regeneration because there are not enough stem cells in the bone marrow. Between the ages of 70 and 80, there are almost no stem cells in the bone marrow to use. After age 80, stem cells in the bone marrow are virtually non-existent.
Due to this decline in autologous stem cells, patients over 60 years of age generally achieve better results using a combination of a healing accelerator, like PRP and allograft tissues derived from another source for regeneration.
Why doesn’t my insurance cover this treatment?
Since biologic treatments are still considered experimental, insurance does not cover them and cash payment is required. To see the leading research on the outcomes of biologic/regenerative treatments, please visit our research library.