Stem-Cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, is a broad definition for innovative therapies that enable the body to repair, replace, restore, and regenerate damaged or diseased tissues.
- Regenerative medicine uses a concentrated form of autologous adipose-derived adult stem cells to treat traumatic and degenerative disease, including bowed tendons, ligament injuries, osteoarthritis, and osteochondral defects in dogs and cats.
- Stem cells are multipotent and can differentiate into tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, nerve, muscle, blood vessel, fat, and liver tissue.
- We harvest the stem cells from the adipose (fat) tissue of the animal.
- The collected tissue is then sent to Vet-Stem Inc., where the stem cells are separated out, processed, and concentration into an injectable form.
- In clinic processing of tissue offers NO QUALITY CONTROL which can lend itself to inconsistent results.
- The data collected by Vet-Stem has proven that over 80% of dogs treated for arthritis with quality stem cell injections will have a positive response and a noticeable increase in the their quality of life.
- Most animal that receive stem cell therapy can be taken off all pain medicine, even if they have been on medicine for years.
What can be treated with stem-cell therapy?
- Muscle tears
- Cartilage damage
- Some tendon and ligament damage
What is the process?
- We collect fat from your dog or cat in an out-patient procedure.
- Vet-Stem processes the fat to concentrate the stem cells.
- We then inject the stem cells into the affected area.
- Rechecks on your animals progress are done monthly for 3 consecutive months while tapering off pain medicine.
1. Can stem cells cure all lameness problems?
No. Some orthopedic issues are primarily treated surgically. The most common problem treated with stem cells in chronic arthritis. It is important that your animal your animal have a good orthopedic work up done prior to scheduling any stem cell therapy.
2. If my animal has had arthritis for years can he still be treated?
Absolutely. These are the most common cases. believe or not they respond very well to therapy even after years of medical treatment.
3. What will my animal go through during the treatment?
Your pet will under go two separate brief out patient procedures 2 days apart. The first procedure is to collect the fat, the next is to inject the stem cells.