Regenerative medicine such as adult stem cell treatment and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are available at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, where board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Raterman, MD helps patients with a variety of musculoskeletal disorders regain mobility and return to the activities they enjoy – no matter if those activities are running marathons or playing tag with the grandkids. We encourage you to pay us a visit if chronic joint pain is affecting your ability to live life to the fullest. Dr. Raterman will be happy to evaluate your condition and suggest non-surgical or surgical therapies that may be beneficial to you.

In short, regenerative medicine is an exciting advancement in orthopedics that takes advantage of the body’s innate response to try to heal itself following an injury or the onset of a degenerative disease. Regenerative therapies like adult stem cell treatment and PRP injections leverage this innate response and improve upon it, promoting increased circulation or the growth of new tissues around affected joints.

To help clear up any confusion, here is a brief summary of our regenerative medicine techniques:

  • Stem cell therapy – In this treatment, the patient’s own stem cells are harvested and injected into the injured joint to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections ­– This therapy uses the patient’s own blood platelets to encourage accelerated healing.

Contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine to schedule your appointment with Dr. Raterman, who will be able to answer any questions you may have about the benefits of regenerative medicine. Dr. Raterman also keeps up to speed on the latest breakthroughs in arthroscopic medicine, minimally invasive joint surgery, and total joint replacement to deliver outstanding results to his patients.

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