What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine utilizes the body’s own cells to heal and regenerate damaged tissues in acute and chronic conditions.
What can regenerative medicine be used for?
Osteoarthritis, acute and chronic soft tissue injuries, tendon injuries, ligament injuries, muscle injuries, certain spinal conditions.
What therapies of regenerative medicine are offered?
Therapies include: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate(BMAC) stem cells.
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: recruiting cells to an area of injury to clean up dead and injured cells, and release proteins called “growth factors” which are responsible for tissue regeneration.
What’s involved with PRP therapy?
A small amount of blood is taken from the patient 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?
Results can vary depending on the condition and severity being treated. Injections would vary from 1 to 3 injections (depending on severity) spread out over a couple weeks to a month. Improvement should be seen in first few weeks and can last 6 months or longer!
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into any type of cell. They can also activate other surrounding stem cells and recruit additional cell types to aid in wound healing and tissue repair.
What’s involved with Stem Cell therapy?
A small amount of bone marrow is collected from the femur while the patient 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.
What results can be expected from Stem Cell therapy?
As with PRP therapy, every patient’s response to therapy will be different. Results can last 9-12 months!
Which therapy should be used for my pet?
The Dr. will determine which therapy is right for your pet. Whether it is PRP, Stem Cell, or a combination of PRP with Stem Cell.
What is Digital Thermal Imaging?
Digital Thermal Imaging measures energy radiated from the patient’s tissue. Differences in radiated energy can be associated with differences in temperature and viewed as color differences. Hotter areas depict increases in circulation and cooler areas depict decreases in circulation.
Why Thermal Imaging?
The Dr. will be able to see inside the body by evaluating the amount of heat conducted to the surface of the body. Standard imaging reveals no apparent signs of disease. Digital Thermal Imagining leads to early detection of disease symptoms.