Industry-Leading Tampa Foot Doctors For Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Therapy
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR FOOT & ANKLE
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a specialized, innovative new wave of treatment that cane be done to change the game for acute and chronic foot and ankle pain. These treatments are used to promote complete healing and regeneration rather than just treating your symptoms.
Our highly-trained team of Tampa podiatrists uses the latest technology using evidence-based medicine to treat problems conservatively that were once only solved by surgery.
Here at Bayshore Podiatry, we specialize in the following regenerative medicine procedures to help heal your foot and ankle pain:
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) - Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine that promotes soft tissue and bone healing and stimulates recovery. When introduced into torn tendons or ligaments, they stimulate healing. With arthritis, they decrease inflammation and reverse the degradation process.
Stem Cell Therapy - Stem cell therapy is an amazing new medical technology that uses the healing power of one’s own body (or a matching donor) to repair certain foot and ankle conditions. This treatment promotes bone and soft tissue healing to help remove scar tissue, reduce inflammation, and help promote new tissue growth faster!
Dr. Zachery Barnett is a recommended physician/provider through Amniox in the Tampa region specializing is CLARIX® Injectable CLARIX FLO, injectable amnion for tendon, joint, musculoskeletal and nerve pathology.
Schedule an appointment today to learn more about our regenerative medicine treatments and if they’re the right fit for you!
STEM CELL THERAPY FOR FOOT & ANKLE
Stem cell therapy is an innovative treatment that can reduce recovery time and improve the body’s healing process. The stem cells are injected into damaged joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the foot and ankle, naturally promote accelerated healing within the body.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is an amazing medical technology that uses the healing power of one’s own body (or a donor) to repair certain foot and ankle conditions. Stem cells promote bone and soft tissue healing to help remove scar tissue, reduce inflammation, and help promote new tissue growth faster!
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Stem cell therapy has become a fantastic non-surgical option for patients suffering from a number of painful foot and ankle conditions. The procedure is virtually pain-free. Using ultrasound, a vile of stem cells is injected into the desired location. Stem cells work locally and recruit immune response that rapidly heals damage.
Stem cells have been found to replicate themselves and nearby cells begin to mimic them, making healing possible and producing an anti-inflammatory effect that can help reduce pain. Additionally, stem cells injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing pain and helping restore mobility.
The recovery time is a few days in a boot. The healing begins right away and can continue for months as healthy tissue replaces scar tissue and unhealthy tissue.
How Are the Stem Cells Obtained?
The main type of stem cells used in our office are Allograft cells, which are obtained from a donor or tissue bank. The cells are usually obtained from amniotic tissue, or layer of the placenta, the protective barrier surrounding an unborn baby that is discarded as medical waste during caesarean section deliveries. All amniotic stem cell donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
The other type of cells used are Autograft cells, which are harvested from the patient’s own body. Our podiatrists first acquire some of the patient’s own stem cells by collecting a blood sample from either whole blood, or blood plus a selected bone aspirate from the patient's body (usually the calcaneus, proximal tibia, or hip.) The bone marrow aspirate type of procedure is most commonly done in the OR for pain control but in tibia and heel can often to done in office. Once the cells are harvested, unhelpful cells are removed, red blood cells, leaving only the powerful, healing stem cells. The plasma obtained contains growth factors, healing cells, and if bone aspirate is obtained human stem cells. In children stem cells specifically be obtained through whole blood. Both procedures are highly effective but in adults whole blood may not be as beneficial as blood plus bone marrow aspirate.