A stem cell procedure performed by Dr. Daniel Murphy, a Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, can potentially provide a non-surgical path to relief for individuals with joint pain in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and other Florida areas. Since our founding in 1949, we have maintained a vision of offering advanced treatments for a full range of musculoskeletal conditions. As both a sports injury clinic and an orthopaedic center, our goal is to help our patients get back to their active lifestyles as quickly as possible.
Toward that end, one progressive treatment we offer is stem cell therapy, which can sometimes help reduce pain, enhance mobility, and postpone or eliminate the need for joint replacement surgery for treating conditions affecting the:
- Other joints
When performing a stem cell procedure, Dr. Murphy utilizes a technique called autologous transplantation. This technique capitalizes on the unique capabilities of the body’s natural repair mechanisms and growth factors. It involves the harvesting of stem cells from a patient’s own body, either from bone marrow or fatty tissue, and then injecting the stem cells into a degenerated joint. As such, the use of embryonic stem cells – and the controversy surrounding it – is completely avoided. The entire process is performed in the comfort of our facility in Tampa, FL.
While stem cell treatments can provide relief in certain circumstances, it’s important for a patient who is considering a stem cell procedure to know that, to date, no scientific studies have confirmed that stem cell therapy is effective for restoring damaged tissue. Furthermore, stem cell therapy has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As research continues and knowledge advances, more will be understood about the unique properties of stem cells and their potential uses in reparative medicine and other applications.
If you would like to find out if you’re a candidate for a stem cell procedure, please contact Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center. We are trusted by patients from Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and throughout the surrounding FL areas.