Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine and Your Pet

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine uses the body’s own cells to heal and regenerate damaged tissues in acute and chronic conditions.

Therapies included are:
What can regenerative medicine be used for?
Platelet Rich Plasma

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated blood sample that contains isolated cells (platelets) and the fluid portion of blood (plasma).

When used as a therapy, PRP can help regenerate and heal tissues by:
What’s involved with PRP therapy?

If you wish to consider PRP therapy plans, discuss with your veterinarian so that he/she can schedule an office evaluation at Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center. A small amount of blood is taken from your dog and is processed using a specialized system that concentrates the platelets and the plasma. Once the PRP processing is complete, it is injected directly into the area of injury.

What results can be expected from PRP therapy?

Many veterinarians have noticed therapeutic effects last between 6-12 months for dogs with mild to moderate osteoarthritis.

Stem Cells

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into any type of cell. They can also activate other surround stem cells and recruit additional cell types to aid in wound healing and tissue repair.

What’s involved in Stem Cell therapy?

A small amount of bone marrow is collected from the femur while the dog is under general anesthesia. It is then processed using a specialized system that isolates and concentrates the stem cells. Once the processing is complete, the stem cells are then directly injected into the area of injury. If it is determined that your dog is a candidate for stem cell therapy, the doctors at Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center can process and inject the stem cells during an office visit.

Seeing results from stem cell therapy?

As with PRP therapy, every dog’s response to therapy will be different. Most veterinarians have noticed that dogs with moderate to severe osteoarthritis will show marked improvement for more than a year with one treatment of stem cells. Follow our recommendations for rehabilitation and follow-up.

For more information about PRP or Stem Cell Therapy, give us a call at (781) 344-1701.

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