What is Regenerative Medicine? Information for Residents of Tampa, FL

Regenerative Medicine Tampa FL Regenerative medicine is an exciting breakthrough in orthopedic care. While traditional clinical approaches focus on relieving symptoms, regenerative medicine harnesses the body’s natural healing mechanisms to restore damaged tissues. In many cases, regenerative medicine can help avoid or delay a patient’s need for surgery.

The two most prominent forms of regenerative medicine include stem cell injections and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Here is a brief overview of each:

  • Stem cell injections — In certain cases, stem cells have the potential to adapt to the tissues which they are injected in, promoting new tissue growth in injured or worn areas of the body. Research is still being conducted to better understand this type of regenerative medicine, but some patients have reported positive results.
  • Platelet rich plasma therapy — This approach utilizes the patient’s own blood cells to stimulate the body’s natural restorative abilities. A small blood sample is taken from the patient, processed and concentrated in a centrifuge, and injected into the injured joint or tissue to help accelerate the healing process.

Regenerative Medicine at Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group

Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group — a division of Florida Medical Clinic — is proud to offer platelet rich plasma therapy and stem cell injections from amniotic and placental growth factors and cells, never embryos. If you’re interested in learning more about our approach to regenerative medicine, contact us today! Our board-certified specialists will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get back on the move.