Dr. Ira Guttentag at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine utilizes regenerative medicine to treat a variety of knee and shoulder conditions. These treatments consist of injections that are applied to help promote healing within a damaged joint.
Dr. Guttentag administers two types of regenerative medicine injections:
- Stem cell injections – This treatment introduces stem cells (typically obtained from a patient’s own pelvic bone marrow) to the damaged joint. Because stem cells can become other types of cells, including bone, muscle, tendon, and cartilage, it’s believed that they can help restore damage caused by disease or injury.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections – This treatment involves drawing a small sample of blood, putting it through a centrifuge to isolate the platelets it contains, and injecting the PRP into the knee or shoulder to help with healing. A series of injections may be administered over the course of months to provide the maximum benefit.
When considering regenerative medicine treatments, it’s crucial to find a doctor with the expertise required to administer the injections with precision. This is why patients throughout the Tampa Bay area turn to Dr. Guttentag for these procedures. As a highly experienced orthopaedic physician and surgeon who specializes in providing advanced treatments, Dr. Guttentag is uniquely qualified to help you overcome your injuries and resume the active lifestyle you desire.
Contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine and schedule a consultation with Dr. Guttentag to learn more about regenerative medicine and the other treatment options that may be available to you.