Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Our team of experts stays up to date on the latest advancements in veterinary medicine. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that has been used to treat many conditions that cause inflammation. PRP therapy may help relieve pain if your pet suffers from conditions that impact their ligaments, muscles and tendons.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is another form of regenerative medicine that involves putting a stem cell from the body into damaged tissue. At the Animal Medical Center of Jonesboro, we have the technology and experience to harvest fat cells (which contain stem cells), send them to our partner lab for stimulation and growth, and then re-inject them into the affected area.
Conditions Regenerative Medicine Treats
Regenerative medicine for pets has many uses. It is effective for treating the following conditions, and more:
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Ligament ruptures and injuries from hyperextension
- General inflammation
- Degenerative conditions that require long-term pain management
The first step of PRP therapy involves a simple blood draw from your pet and then we separate the platelets, white blood cells and serum from red blood cells. This concentrated mixture is then administered by injection directly into the affected area. You may begin to see results quickly or your pet may need 2-3 injections depending on their condition. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to see how your pet is doing and to decide whether or not they need additional treatments.
Stem Cell Therapy
In order to collect the fat tissue that harbors stem cells, your pet will undergo minor surgery. During surgery, we collect a sample of adipose tissue and send the sample to our partner lab for activation. Once the stem cells are activated, the lab will return them to us, and we will set up another appointment at which we re-inject the cells into the treatment area.
If you’re ready to learn more about regenerative medicine for pets call us at (870) 935-8387 for more information and to schedule an consultation!