A stem cell hip injection can be a viable, conservative option for a patient who requires hip surgery or replacement in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or elsewhere in the state of Florida. The Board-certified physicians at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group offer stem cell therapy and other innovative regenerative medicine techniques for treating hips and other joints that have been damaged by injury or osteoarthritis. The goal of these reparative treatments is to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms to reduce pain, enhance function, and delay the need for surgical intervention.
Stem cells occur naturally within the human body and are held in reserve to promote the healing of damaged and degenerated tissue. When performing a stem cell hip procedure at Tampa Orthopaedic in Tampa, FL, a Board-certified physician will retrieve some of these cells from a patient’s bone marrow or body fat. The sample is then centrifuged to separate and purify the stem cells, which are injected in concentrated form into the patient’s injured or degenerated hip.
Some of the advantages of stem cell hip therapy as compared to surgical alternatives include:
- Minimal risk of side effects – Patients are not exposed to the complications associated with surgery, and thus are less vulnerable to developing infections and blood clots.
- Faster recovery – Administered in a doctor’s office, stem cell injections allow patients to avoid the prolonged downtime typically associated with surgery.
- No lengthy rehabilitation period – Following stem cell treatments, most patients are able to return to normal activity relatively quickly, and do not require extensive physical therapy to restore their range-of-motion, mobility, and strength.
If you have a hip injury, chronic hip pain, or osteoarthritis of the hip, you might be a good candidate for a stem cell hip procedure. To learn more, contact Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center. We are conveniently located at 602 South Howard Avenue, where we see patients from Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and all surrounding FL areas.