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Regenerative medicine in your practice

Author: Sherman O. Canapp Jr., DVM, MS, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR

In this article learn about the top performing Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) processing system in a canine validation study.  Key topics in this article include:

  • A summary of the validation study
  • The impact of red blood cells in PRP treatments
  • The impact of neutrophils in PRP treatments
  • How to choose a system
  • Overview of performing PRP treatments
About the author(s)

Sherman O. Canapp Jr., DVM, MS, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR

Owner & Chief of Staff
Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group

Dr. Sherman Canapp, originally from Maryland, completed his graduate work at Johns Hopkins University in biochemistry with a research emphasis in surgical and pharmaceutical research. He was the first to complete a combined DVM/MS in clinical science in surgery at Kansas State University. He then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri, followed by a three-year residency in small animal surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Canapp is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, of which he was past president.

Dr. Canapp is certified in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. He is a consultant for numerous pharmaceutical and medical devices companies, and veterinary and medical schools, as well as working and performance dog organizations. His particular area of interest and current research lies in regenerative medicine for the treatment of soft-tissue injuries and osteoarthritis, treatments and modalities for sports-related injuries, and minimally invasive surgery – specifically arthroscopy. Dr. Canapp has extensive experience in developing and testing orthopedic and arthroscopic devices, implants, and systems, as well as validating and testing regenerative medicine systems and protocols.

Dr. Canapp lectures nationally and internationally on these topics, and teaches advanced courses in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and regenerative medicine. Dr. Canapp is also co-principal and chief of staff at Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group (VOSM), where he routinely receives referrals for sports-related injuries, arthroscopic procedures, and regenerative medicine treatments from domestic and international sources. Dr. Canapp is also the President and CEO of Orthobiologic Innovations LLC, where he is actively engaged in concept and product design and development for orthopedic and arthroscopic devices, instrumentations, biologics and regenerative medicine technologies.

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