Regenerative therapy is one of the latest treatments being used to help restore, repair and re-grow damaged tissue in pets. In veterinary medicine, this therapy is primarily used to treat arthritic animals, and for those with tendon and ligament injuries—although indications are that in the future this therapy may be effective for other medical conditions.
Regenerative treatment at Richman Animal Clinic involves the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The plasma is then injected into the affected area on the patient. Benefits include:
- Reduction of inflammation
- Pain relief and management
- Regeneration of tissue—recent studies report that more than 80% of dogs with arthritis who are treated with regenerative PRP therapy show improved quality of life.
- Few side effects
The process is fairly simple: blood is drawn and filtered to trap platelets, then the platelets are recovered using a secondary solution. The platelets are then injected into the affected joint or area on the body until resistance is felt. Your pet will need to be sedated or anesthetized depending on the location of the injection, though duration is usually short and recovery swift.
Dr. Pawling and his team have seen firsthand the amazing results of this cutting-edge treatment. They’re excited about its potential for helping pets with all types of debilitating medical issues.
To learn more about PRP therapy and if it could help your pet, schedule a consultation online or call us at (440) 585-3600.