How come the hip bone traditionally where bone marrow is extracted from?

Access. Good question. 1) bone marrow is present in multiple locations including the "long bones" (arms, legs), sternum, and hips , 2) the psis - posterior superior iliac spine (hip) is relatively flat with a thinner cortex, so is easier to access and is not near vital structures (like the heart and lungs).

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I have hip implants and im going to a bone marrow drive today, can you still donate? I've heard they can get bone marrow elsewhere or is it totally gon

Bone marrow. is not harvested from the hip itself...it's taken from the Iliac Crest the PELVIC bone.. Hope this helps It is very fine of you to participate in the drive KUDOS! Dr Z. Read more...

Theyre having a bone marrow drive at my college and I wondered if you can donate marrow with two hip implants, I know they take it out of your hips.

Not hips. Peripheral stem cells can be collected without having to aspirate the bone marrow from bones. This is the usual way now to collect "bone marrow" stem cells. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/apheresis/Pages/stem-cell-harvest-apheresis.aspx It is commendable of you to think about being a donor! Read more...

After an MRI in left hip, I diagnosed with a small amount of edema in the bone marrow and a likely enchondroma. Is it bone necrosis? What should I do?

An enchondroma. is a benign bone tumor. Unless it is very large, or in an area at risk for pathologic fracture, generally nothing needs to be done about it, except perhaps intermittent imaging follow up. The bone marrow edema is a nonspecific finding that could be due to a variety of causes. Talk to your doctor about it. It doesn't sound like there are any findings to suggest bone necrosis. Read more...