posted on 12 Oct 2011
Regenerative medicine uses a concentrated form of body fat (adipose) derived adult stem cells to treat traumatic and degenerative diseases, including bowed tendons, ligament injuries, osteoarthritis, and osteochondral defects in dogs. Stem cells are the dog’s own natural healing cells that help regenerate injured tissues.
Regenerative cell therapy has been used successfully for arthritis of the knee, hip and elbow. It has also been used to repair tendons, ligaments, and partial tears. The therapy produces more normal and complete healing because it aids the body’s natural healing process. The therapy has been shown to improve quality of life, regenerate healthy tissue, and signal to the animals own healthy cells calling additional cells to the injury site for improved healing. Feedback from veterinarians and dog owners who responded to voluntary surveys indicates that more than 75% of dogs with arthritis have improved quality of life after regenerative cell therapy.
Successful studies have just been completed, which make for useful reading. They are listed here for your review:
Dr Brian Maxwell and Dr Rachel Boltz are certified in this important new treatment program. If you think this is something that might be helpful for your pet, please call to schedule a consultation.