Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is a growing area of medicine, both for people and animals.  A lot of ongoing research is being performed to find out how stem cells can benefit patients with a variety of medical conditions, including osteoarthritis, kidney disease and digestive diseases.  Currently, stem cells can be used in our pets as a treatment for osteoarthritis (also known as OA, arthritis, or degenerative joint disease).  These cells are derived from the pet’s own stem cell stores through a small surgical procedure.  During this procedure, a sample of fat is removed surgically, then is submitted to our lab for processing.  Once the lab has derived the stem cells from the fat, they are sent back to our hospital, where they can then be guided into a joint that is affected with osteoarthritis.  These stem cells have the capability of creating new tissue, such as cartilage, to help treat the underlying cause of osteoarthritis.  Often, a benefit can be seen within 30-60 days after implantation.



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