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BMC – Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy

BMC is an innovative and minimally invasive therapeutic approach for one-time treatment of local problems, such as improving your orthopedic well-being and reducing pain from osteoarthritis, accelerating the healing of ligament and tendon injuries, tennis arm or elbow, problems of the hip, intervertebral discs or spine. Stem cell concentrate therapy is not to be confused with bone marrow transplantation, which is used for cancers such as blood cancers or lymphoma.

What is BMC – What is Bone Marrow Concentrate?

Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) is a fluid taken from the patient’s iliac crest. It consists of blood and bone marrow stem cells, which are flushed out of the pelvic bone together when BMC is taken out using a syringe. The composition thus corresponds to the natural composition of a mixture of blood and bone marrow.

This mixture contains, among others, hematopoietic stem cells and so-called mesenchymal stem cells (named after their belonging to the middle layer of the body, the mesenchyme). In addition, the white blood cells found in the blood, such as myeloid cells (neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, monocytes) and platelets, as well as lymphoid white blood cells (T cells and B cells).

Why is BMC a Stem Cell Concentrate?

BMC is named a stem cell concentrate because after the minimally invasive collection, the stem cells are concentrated to obtain as many stem cells as possible in little blood serum.

Blood serum and erythrocytes (red blood cells) are partially excluded from BMC, thereby increasing the stem cells concentration per mL.

This is especially important when the stem cells are to be injected into small joints because the joint space is very small. However, no further manipulation takes place on the BMCs.

The stem cells composition is the natural composition of bone marrow concentrated by approximately 6x.

The stem cells are not further manipulated, not cultivated or multiplied. They are re-applied directly after the finalization of all quality control tests.

The whole procedure of donation, concentration, quality control and re-application takes 1,5 hours.

Why Do We Get Stem Cells From the Bone Marrow?

  • Bone marrow can be found in the central region of your bones and is a soft spongy tissue which produces your red bloods cells, white blood cells and blood plasma components. Stem cells (hematopoietic as well as mesenchymal stem cells) can be found in this tissue, as they play a key role in the production of these cell components.

  • In contrast to other body regions that contain stem cells, the bone marrow is easily accessible and stem cells can be collected in a short, minimally invasive and safe procedure.

  • Stem cells are known to help advance healing processes and regeneration in tissue, and can be employed in moderate to severe osteoarthritis, tendon injuries and other orthopedic problems.


In general, the following diseases are treatable with BMC, meaning, they represent conditions for which it is probably that patients profit from stem cell treatment. However, we determine for each patient whether in this specific case stem cells are an advisable treatment strategy. Also there are several contraindications such as age under 18 years, pregnancy, breathing difficulties, acute cancer etc. Please inquire with our patient care managers whether BMC would be an option for you.

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Knee – Meniscus Tears (medial and lateral), Chondromalacia Patella, Tendon Injuries (Patellar Tendonitis, Quad Tendon), Ligament sprains or tears (MCL, LCL, ACL)

  • Hip – Hip Labrum Tears, SI Joint Dysfunction, Piriformis Syndrome, Greater Trochanteric Bursitis, Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

  • Shoulder – Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Tendonopathy, or Partial Tears, Labrum Tear, Bicipital Tendinitis

  • Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow)

  • Hand or Wrist Pain – DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis

  • Ankle & Foot Pain – Achilles Tendinitis or Partial Tears, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle sprains or ligament injury

  • Spine – Facet Joint Arthropathy. Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction

More medical applications may be possible, please consult our doctors.

The best reward for CellStemClinic is successful treatment and improvements in our patients, their words of gratitude and smiles on their faces.

"We are very happy with the results of the treatment of our child. We keep in touch with the doctors at the clinic."

T. Bonetti , Switzerland

"We visit CellStemClinic on a regular basis, practically, every year. Having tried out various product propositions, we have always been happy about the quality of all treatments, their results, staff professionalism, ambiance and food. I would highly recommend the clinic to anyone who would like to pursue a more healthy and natural option of our regeneration process. My best wishes, Irina B."

Irini B., Moscow

"I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to all the CellStemClinic. I was pleasantly surprised when the doctors talked me through everything that was going on, explained why this or that particular action was taken, what kind of drugs were being administered and why they were prescribed in the first place, and what type of equipment they were using. Thank You"

Grace, Austria