Regenerative Medicine

For over 40 years, 360 Orthopedics has been a Suncoast leader in our field, and our regenerative medicine options reflect our commitment to safe, modern practices that increase the rate of healing and mobility. Many of our patients have already benefited from these well-researched treatments, and that number continues to grow.

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Regenerative Medicine

Defined as the process of replacing human cells to stimulate natural healing processes within the body, regenerative treatments can be helpful for patients who experience musculoskeletal pain and injury. Because it involves the use of natural human tissue, it is considered a conservative approach to pain management and may help patients recover more quickly and avoid the use of prescription pain medication.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Blood is composed of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Platelets play a critical role in healing, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections have been shown to help relieve discomfort and accelerate the recovery of injured tissues and joints. During the process, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm. The blood is then placed into a centrifuge to separate it into individual components, and the PRP is extracted and injected into the affected area under local anesthesia. After treatment, the healing properties of PRP stimulate blood flow and other growth factors to help restore the compromised tendons or cartilage and boost the body’s own natural healing process.

The entire procedure is completed in our office in less than one hour, and most patients are able to return to normal activities with no significant downtime.

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Stem Cell Therapy/Regenerative Injection Therapy

After more than 20 years of research and over 200,000 procedures, Amniox (maker of Clarix-flo) has demonstrated the safe and effective use of umbilical cord and amniotic membrane stem cells for treating a variety of conditions. Unlike any other tissue in the body, the umbilical cord has several innate biological factors that promote tissue growth and healing, which make it an ideal tissue for use in regenerative therapy. Clarix-flo injectable therapy may help patients who are suffering from inflammation, restricted range of motion, or scar tissue formation, as well as those who wish to maintain an active lifestyle after suffering from a debilitating injury or disease.

This procedure is performed in our office, and the biological components used in the injections are carefully screened for safety based on FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and AATB (American Association of Tissue Bank) regulations.

If your mobility is affected by chronic pain, inflammation, or injury, you may be a candidate for regenerative medicine at 360 Orthopedics. Contact us at 941-951-2663 to schedule a consultation about PRP or stem cell therapy.