If you’re among the millions of Americans who live with pain and stiffness from knee osteoarthritis, you have treatment options besides invasive surgery or heavy doses of medication. At Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group – a division of Florida Medical Clinic and the longest-running orthopedic practice in the Tampa area – we are proud to offer a variety of injection therapies to help patients with knee osteoarthritis regain mobility and improve their quality of life as quickly and safely as possible.
Injections for knee osteoarthritis
Many patients with osteoarthritis are able to benefit from knee injections, including:
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections – The patient’s own growth factor-rich blood platelets are used to promote new tissue growth.
- Hyaluronic acid injections – Lubricating hyaluronic acid is injected into the knee joint to encourage more comfortable movement.
- Stem cell injections – Stem cells are used to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.
Injection therapy may also be combined with other treatment approaches like bracing or lifestyle modifications to help maximize results and promote overall joint health. For some, injection therapy and a healthy lifestyle can help delay or avoid the need for surgical intervention.
Take the next step
If you live in the Tampa, Florida, area and would like to learn more about how injection therapy can reduce the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, contact Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group today. Our team would be happy to provide you with more information about our treatments, board-certified specialists, and accepted insurances.