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Stem cell/Bone marrow aspirate instillation

The bone marrow has a fluid portion and a more solid portion. Bone marrow aspiration is done by an orthopedist, by making a small incision, after which a hollow needle is inserted through the bone and into the bone marrow.

Using a syringe attached to the needle, an orthopedic doctor will withdraw a sample of the liquid portion of the marrow called aspirate. This aspirate contains stem cells that can help the healing of some bone and joint conditions.

Why get stem cell/bone marrow aspirate instillation?

Mesenchymal stem cells are used for early grade avascular necrosis of the femoral head and also for cartilage lesions in the knee and ankle. Stem cells are also used to aid fracture healing in non union cases.

Quick info

Preparation Time-

Post Procedure Care1 day

Procedure Duration2 hours

Back to Work2 weeks

Approximate Cost *-

Recovery Period4 to 6 weeks

*Price shown is an estimate. Actual prices may vary depending on the complexity of the treatment.


At Zoi, analgesics or painkillers are avoided for this procedure.

Physiotherapy will involve regular muscle-strengthening exercises.

After completion of the procedure, you will be required to rest for a day or two. Ice will have to be applied and medications taken as prescribed by your doctor.

You will be required to follow up with your orthopedic doctor at the end of two weeks.

Meet the Specialists

Zoi's orthopedic surgeons are amongst the top professionals for ACL surgery in Hyderabad, providing comprehensive medical care. Our orthopedic hospital is one of the best in the city for treating orthopedic issues.

Dr. Madhusudhan Rao. J Orthopaedic Surgeon

Expertise: MBBS (KMC, Mangalore), D ortho (Davangere), M Ch Ortho (USAIM)

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