Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy
During the early 20th century, the world of human and veterinary medicine was radically altered when antibiotics were discovered. Up to that point, many things that could now be classified as “wives tales” were utilized to treat many of the common ailments of the day. With the discovery of antibiotics, many previously life threatening conditions were rendered treatable, and as a result, many lives were saved.
We are now on the cusp of a similar revolution in medicine. In recent years, more research has been done on the regenerative abilities of PRP (Platelet rich plasma) , IRAP (Interleukin Receptor Antagonist Protein), and stem cell therapy. Here are some nice links for those of you that care to dig in deeper and read more about these technologies.( IRAP PRP Stem Cells). The theory behind regenerative medicine is to harness the body’s innate regenerative ability and use that to target specific areas of the body that are traditionally difficult to heal. Ligaments, tendons, and injured or arthritic joints are the most common areas treated using these methods.
All three options are available within our hospital for large and small animals.