Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate for Bone Healing in Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Autologous bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) has become a popular orthobiologic to augment bone healing. The potential benefit comes from osteoprogenitor cells and growth factors that can lead to new bone formation in the setting of foot and ankle arthrodesis procedures. BMAC has an excellent safety record and has demonstrated efficacy in animal models of bone healing. Although scant, the literature on the use of BMAC in foot and ankle surgery does demonstrate promise for this orthobiologic adjuvant.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harford, JS; Dekker, TJ; Adams, SB

Published Date

  • December 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 839 - 845

PubMed ID

  • 27871416

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1934

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fcl.2016.07.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States