Robotic Assisted Surgery
With the utilization of computer navigation and robotic technology, we are now able to provide surgical procedures that are focused on your unique anatomy. A CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint is taken, and a surgical plan developed based upon the specific pathology. This imaging scan is uploaded and a 3D model of your hip or knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.
In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The robotic assistance prevents excess bone removal and guides precise resection to allow for optimal component positioning.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets and growth factors created from a small amount of your own blood. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. Platelets, once thought of being responsible for only clotting, have been proven to be a reservoir of these vital healing components. Increased levels of growth factors have the potential to improve signaling and recruitment of cells for healing.
Stem cells have regenerative power. When these cells are are injected into an area that needs healing, your body’s responds by accelerating the process of tissue repair. The type of stem cells involved in tissue repair are called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The FDA allows us to isolate stem cells from multiple sources including bone marrow and adipose cells. Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the ability to differentiate into multiple different cell types or to replicate themselves. The ability of MSCs to differentiate into multiple musculoskeletal cell types, release regenerative growth factors, and dampen immune responses holds great promise for treatment of orthopaedic conditions.
Cartilage Restoration Techniques
Articular cartilage injuries are common. While diffuse cartilage loss (osteoarthritis) may require joint replacement after failure of conservative options, focal cartilage lesions can be treated by other surgical techniques. Current surgical options for treatment of chondral injuries in the knee include: osteochondral autograft transfer, osteochondral allograft transplant, and autologous chondrocyte transplantation. These techniques utilize a patient’s own cartilage or donor cartilage to replace a cartilage defect or osteochondral lesion. Our surgeons at Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay are well trained in all techniques of cartilage repair and transplantation and are constantly changing techniques to utilize the best options for our patients.
Cutting-edge Sports Performance and Rehab
At Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay, we have hand selected a team of professionals dedicated to athletes with the goal of injury prevention and, when necessary, guided return-to-play care after an injury is sustained. Our team consists of fellowship-trained sports medicine Orthopaedic surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, strength and condition experts, speed and agility coaches, and personal trainers who work together to turn injuries into success stories.
All of our team members work on and off the field to keep our players healthy and in peak condition. From professional athletes to youth sports, we provide the highest quality medical care and rehabilitation to all of our patients.