Rachel G Henderson and Ricardo E Colberg from Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center in Birmingham (AL, USA) show a case of a patient with a debilitating GTPS that was treated with a pure autologous bone marrow aspirate injection into the tendon, and reported near complete resolution of symptoms at the 1-year follow-up.
- Orthobiologic interventions, such as platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate injections, may stimulate tendon healing and improve pain and function in patients who fail conservative treatment with the current standard of care.
- Given growing concerns with regards to the current bone marrow aspirate concentrate procedure technique, a new technique for aspirating the bone marrow has been introduced.
Henderson RG, Colberg RE. Pure bone marrow aspirate injection for chronic greater trochanteric pain syndrome: a case report. Pain Manag. 2018 Jul 1;8(4):271-275 (doi: 10.2217/pmt-2018-0008);
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