BONE MARROW ASPIRATION

BMA Regenerative Therapy

BONE MARROW ASPIRATION

What is Bone Marrow Aspiration?

Bone marrow aspiration is the liquid removal of a small amount of tissue from the pelvic or breast bone for examination. Bone marrow is the soft, spongy tissue found inside the hollow part of your bones that produces red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. BMAs are usually performed to provide more information about a suspected problem.

What are the Advantages?

Bone marrow samples are used to determine if your bone marrow is making healthy blood cells. They can also help to:

  • Diagnose a disease or ailment that involving the bone marrow or blood cells
  • Keep an eye on conditions like anemia, cancer, and other blood conditions
  • Determine the stage or progression of a disease
  • Determine the success of a disease treatment
  • Check your iron levels and metabolism
  • Investigate the origin of a fever

What are the Disadvantages?

BMA protocols sometimes have side effects. You can't shower, bathe or swim for 24 hours after the procedure and it is essential to contact your doctor if you have:

  • Bleeding that soaks through the bandage or doesn't stop with direct pressure
  • A persistent fever
  • Worsening pain or discomfort
  • Swelling at the procedure site
  • Increasing redness or drainage at the procedure site

What is the Process of Receiving Bone Marrow Aspiration Therapy?

The process only takes a few minutes, and you may feel a brief pain or stinging. An anesthetic is applied where the small incision is made on the skin then a needle is inserted through the bone to withdraw the bone marrow.

If you have a condition that you feel would benefit from this protocol, schedule a consultation online today with one of our premier podiatrists in South Florida to explore BMA treatment options.

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