Duration of Procedure: 30-45 minutes
Positioning During Procedure: Laying down
Volume of Marrow Aspirated: 1-4 ounces
Pain Management: At least local anesthetic; consult with your physician regarding additional options
Procedure Recovery Time: 30 to 60 minutes

What to Expect During my Procedure
• A staff member will assist you to the procedure room
• Certified staff will monitor your vital signs before, during, and after the procedure
• You will be positioned on your stomach for the harvest of your bone marrow
• Staff will take extra care to make sure you feel comfortable and safe during the procedure
• You are encouraged to communicate your needs during the procedure
• Dr. Sheely will identify the best site to draw your bone marrow
• Your skin will be cleansed with a cold soap at the aspiration and injection sites
• Dr. Sheely will use ultrasound or X-ray to guide your procedure
• Your bone marrow will be expertly processed to identify and isolate your regenerative cells
• You will be assisted to change positions during the procedure for the injection
• Your concentrated adult regenerative cells will be injected into your injury site to aid healing
• You will be assisted to a private area to rest
• Staff will review your discharge instructions with you and will ready you for your discharge home
• Plans will be made for your follow-up visits

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