What purpose do resident stem cells serve in the body? This is a fair but yet complicated question as our knowledge has only reached the “tip of the iceberg” with stem cell biology. Previously we have discussed adult stem cells, their use as a therapy, and made mention of the recruitment of resident stem cells [...]

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Physical Exam
Performing a systematic physical examination and visual observation of the patient’s mobility will provide an initial assessment on where the potential issue(s) may exist. A thorough orthopedic exam allows for palpation of the limbs and joints while moving them through their range of motion to draw attention to changes within the tissue and help [...]

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Welcome back to the Companion Animal Health Regenerative Medicine blog series! In case you missed Part 1, you can read it here. In today’s blog, we are going to answer two more of the most frequently asked questions surrounding Platelet Rich Plasma.
Question 1: What is a joint flare? How often are they seen post injection?
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Welcome back to the Companion Animal Health Regenerative Medicine blog series! In today’s blog, we are going to answer three of the most frequently asked questions regarding Platelet Rich Plasma. From protocols to assessing treatment response, we will provide clarity to some of the questions surrounding this ground-breaking therapy.
Question 1: Is there any proof that [...]

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As we continue to delve further into Platelet Rich Plasma and how it treats conditions, the most common questions that arise during discussions are:

Do we want white blood cells in our PRP?
If so, which white blood cells do we want to include?

In this post, we will explore the different types of white blood cells, their [...]

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By now we have gained insight into the basics of Regenerative Medicine, such as where PRP and Stem Cells come from and their therapeutic applications for canine patients. It is generally understood that stem cells can be found in any tissue of the body. The two most common sources of stem cells for therapeutic applications [...]

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With the growing area of regenerative medicine, it’s no surprise that there are dozens of systems available to process Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). While the use of each system will result in a plasma product, the processing techniques, equipment and final sample differ quite drastically. In this installment of our Myth Buster series, we will [...]

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In the veterinary hospital, a major component revolving around the integration of a new therapy is time. How long is the treatment going to take? How many personnel will need to be scheduled to administer the therapy? How long does the patient need to be under sedation (if needed)? How long does the patient need to be in recovery?

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Spinal cord injuries can have a devastating impact on a patient’s life. For the canine patient, spinal cord injuries are surprisingly common, accounting for approximately 2% of all cases that are presented to the veterinarian*. The most common forms of injuries arise from acute disc herniation, spinal trauma, fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy and chronic diseases including [...]

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Intra-Articular (IA) injections are common place in human and equine medicine, whether being used for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. In particular, IA injections have been a vital component of the successful treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). While similar benefits can be achieved for dogs with OA, the use of IA injections in the small animal practice is less common.

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