Tad P. DeWald, MD
St. George's University, St. George's, Grenada
Non-Surgical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
As a fellowship-trained Non-surgical Sports Medicine physician, Dr. DeWald has experience in both traditional and minimally invasive techniques for treatment of orthopaedic conditions. He has used orthobiologics and regenerative medicine procedures, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), human amnion/chorion membrane and bone marrow or processed lipoaspiration stem cells to treat patients for the last 8 years. All injections are done under ultrasound guidance to provide clinical accuracy. He works closely with physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other health-related disciplines in order to assist patients in their recovery process from injuries, and helps them reach their ultimate goal of returning to their everyday activities or sports at their optimal potential. He is currently a team physician for the Tucson Roadrunners and Sabino High School. He has previously worked with the Birmingham Barons, University of Alabama, SEC baseball, American Athletic Conference Championships, Wayne State University, Samford University, West Alabama University, Madonna University, Birmingham Southern University, and for various high schools and marathon/cycling/triathlon racing events.
Residency – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Fellowship – Sports Medicine - American Sports Medicine Institute, Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Birmingham, AL
Affiliation – Faculty on The Orthobiologic Institute and Regenerative Medicine Training Institute
Community Involvement – Tucson Roadrunners (AHL)(Team Physician)
Sabino High School (Team Physician)
I had continuous hip pain and decided to finally be seen by a doctor. I was given the option of receiving a cortisone shot to help with the pain so I decided to take it. The injection was not painful at all and it worked right away. I even played my game that same day with no pain.
I was having pain in my piriformis muscle for quite sometime and have had dry needling done and it was extremely painful and did not provide much relief. I saw Dr. DeWald and he was so caring and professional, explained everything to me, and the injection did not hurt at all. I got almost immediate relief that is still ongoing.... Read More
I had constant pain in my right knee which is bone on bone from arthritis and cartilage tears. 3 Aleve a day was not helping. 6 months after treatment, I have no pain unless I do something significant. Its not like a 20 year old knee, but it is functionally way better than it was a year ago, and I... Read More
My experience was excellent, he answered all of my questions and explained things very thoroughly. The pain reduction was not instant but it continues to decrease each day, as was explained by the doctor. I am very pleased with my experience with my stem cell treatment with Dr. DeWald.
Stem cell knee injection after being told for 6 years that I needed a knee replacement; was a simple, painless procedure and dancing again at 65!
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