At EFA, we strive to provide innovative and modern care for your foot and ankle pain. This includes in-office procedures such as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC).Book an Appointment
Alternative Medicine Q & A
What is Alternative Medicine?
Alternative Medicine is the process of replacing or regenerating cells and tissue to re- establish functionality and improve pain. Several cells have a built-in mechanism which is used to replace or repair injured tissue. Once these cells are extracted and concentrated, they are delivered to the injured area to help stimulate recovery.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a combination of platelets and white blood cells derived from your own blood. This mixture brings growth factors to the injured site and has the ability to recruit additional growth factors.
What is the process for PRP?
PRP is a quick procedure which can be performed in an office setting. We begin with drawing blood in a typical fashion then concentrating it in a centrifuge. Once the PRP is extracted from the blood we administer it into the area of pain.
What is Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)?
Immature cells stored within our bones that have the ability to mature into cartilage, bone and other tissue.
What is the process for BMAC?
We obtain these cells from the bone marrow and concentrate it using the centrifuge. Once concentrated, we deliver this to the injured area. Depending on the use of BMAC, it may be performed in an office setting under local anesthesia or in the operating room.
What are the indications for PRP and BMAC?
- Plantar fasciitis
- Fracture healing
- Wound healing