Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group is pleased to offer regenerative medicine techniques to patients throughout the Tampa Bay area. If you are searching for nonsurgical means of treatment for osteoarthritis, a sports injury, or another musculoskeletal condition, regenerative medicine may be a viable option for you. This form of orthopedic treatment is aimed at triggering your body’s own healing mechanisms, possibly helping torn articular cartilage, tendons, and ligaments to repair themselves without surgery.
Common conditions that may respond to regenerative medicine include:
- Meniscus injuries
- ACL strains
- Achilles tendonitis
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Rotator cuff impingement
- Labrum tears
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Patellar tendonitis
Types of Regenerative Medicine
Platelet rich plasma therapy, also called PRP therapy or PRP injection, is one type of regenerative medicine that has shown promise among some patients with chronic tendon injuries, acute soft tissue tears, and certain types of arthritis. The PRP injection procedure is relatively fast and can be performed right here in our orthopedic joint clinic. The process is simple—a small blood sample is taken from the patient, the blood platelets are isolated and concentrated, and the platelets are injected directly into the injured area. Platelets contain an extremely high concentration of growth factors, which can promote the healing of both acute and chronic injuries.
Another exciting form of regenerative medicine is stem cell therapy. This treatment uses stem cells from the patient’s own bone marrow or adipose tissue, or from the amniotic fluid from elective C-section births. Stem cells are rich in growth factors that can help stimulate the body’s healing processes.
Learn More About Regenerative Medicine
If you would like to discuss the potential benefits of stem cell therapy or PRP treatment with a board-certified specialist, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group—a division of Florida Medical Clinic and the longest-operating orthopedic practice in Tampa Bay. You can give our friendly professionals a call at (813) 253-2406 or schedule an appointment online. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have.