Stem Cell and PRP Injections for Patients in Wiregrass/Wesley Chapel, Tampa, Zephyrhills, and Brandon, FL

Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are exciting modern treatment options for active individuals suffering from joint pain or mobility limitations. Once reserved only for elite athletes, these injections now give anyone the opportunity to promote healing within a damaged joint to potentially delay or avoid surgery. These injections can be used to treat arthritis, ligament damage, degenerative diseases, and a range of other conditions that afflict athletes at all levels.

People living in or near Wiregrass/Wesley Chapel, Tampa, Zephyrhills, and Brandon, Florida, can receive stem cell or PRP therapy from Dr. Ira Guttentag at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. These injections are administered on an outpatient basis, and patients can typically return to their normal activity right away.

Below is some basic information about each of these therapies.

Stem cell injections:

  • The stem cells used in these injections are obtained using bone marrow from the back of a person’s own pelvic bone.
  • The sample is put in a centrifuge to concentrate and purify the stem cells.
  • The stem cells are injected into the damaged joint, where they can reduce inflammation and promote healing.

PRP injections:

  • The blood used in PRP injections comes from a patient’s own body.
  • The procedure only requires a small draw, which normally comes from the patient’s arm.
  • A centrifuge is used to isolate and concentrate the platelets.
  • The platelets are injected into the damaged tissue, where they can promote healing in the tendons, muscles, and ligaments.

For more information about stem cell and PRP injections, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine and schedule a consultation with Dr. Guttentag.

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