A stem cell injection is a type of orthopedic treatment that may provide symptom relief to patients with certain musculoskeletal conditions. Performed on an outpatient basis, stem cell injections leverage the restorative properties of stem cells to help accelerate healing in damaged tissues or joints. Treatment involves administering a concentrated amount of stem cells directly into the injured area for maximum effectiveness. The number and timing of injections will vary according to each patient’s condition and initial response to treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Stem Cell Injections?
Only a physician can determine if stem cell injections are right for you. In general, stem cell therapy may be used to stimulate healing in patients with certain orthopedic conditions, such as:
- Osteoarthritis in the knee, hip, and shoulder
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Labral tears
- Meniscus tears
- Bone fractures
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
What Are the Risks?
Any medical procedure will involve some measure of risk. However, stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that is not frequently associated with serious side effects. The most common side effect is temporary soreness, redness or swelling that may last for up to two weeks. Rarely, patients may experience bleeding or bruising at the injection site, infection, or an allergic reaction. Promptly contact your physician if any of these issues occur.
Stem Cell Injections at Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group
The expertise of the physician you choose will play a key role in the success of your orthopedic treatment, no matter what therapies are involved. If you live in the Tampa, Florida, area and are interested in receiving stem cell injections, visit Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, a division of Florida Medical Clinic and the longest-operating orthopedic practice in the region. Our patients benefit from the skill of orthopedic sports medicine surgeon Dr. Daniel Murphy and sports medicine physician Dr. Arnold Ramirez—two board-certified specialists who are also trusted to serve on the medical staffs of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Yankees.
Our physicians provide stem cell injections, often in conjunction with other progressive treatments, to help patients find meaningful relief from disruptive symptoms such as pain and stiffness. Our treatment process will begin with a thorough examination and discussion about your symptoms along with what movements seem to trigger or worsen your discomfort. After determining what’s to blame for your symptoms, we’ll provide you with a personalized treatment plan that will help ensure you can return to the activities you enjoy as quickly and safely as possible.
Schedule an Appointment
The team at Tampa Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group is here to answer any questions you may have about stem cell injections and help you make an informed decision about your care. Schedule an appointment today! You can give our friendly professionals a call at 813-253-2406 or request an appointment online at your convenience. We accept most major health insurance plans.