What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine utilizes the body’s own cells to heal and regenerate damaged tissues in acute and chronic conditions.
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
- Releasing proteins called “Growth Factors” which are responsible for tissue regeneration
What’s involved with PRP therapy?
If our veterinarian has determined that PRP therapy is right for your pet, she can process and treat your pet with PRP during an office visit. 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 noted therapeutic effects last between 6-12 months for dogs with mild to moderate osteoarthritis.