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Why adult stem cell therapy?
Stem cells are powerful healing cells in your pet’s body that can become other types of cells. Autologous Therapy– when the stem cells come from your own body’s tissues. There are no ethical or moral concerns with the use of stem cells from one’s own body as these cells are adult and not embryonic. Adipose stem cell technology does not involve embryonic stem cells.
There are many adult stem cells in fat tissue, however they are asleep. MediVet’s Stem Cell therapy allows your vet to isolate stem cells from your animal’s own (autologous) fat tissue, wake them up, and reintroduce them directly into damaged areas. For example, in the case of arthritis, stem cells can become new cartilage cells and have natural anti-inflammatory properties thus reducing pain and increasing mobility.
In a recent study, 155 canines suffering from moderate to severe osteoarthritis were treated with MediVet’s stem cell therapy. Four independent veterinarians oversaw the study and results. At the end of 90 days, 99% of the canines showed improvements. This research combined with many others, validates the use of stem cell therapy for the treatment of numerous ailments.
Stem cells treat the source of the problem by becoming new tissue replacing damaged tissue. Other treatments, such as NSAIDs, merely attempt to reduce symptoms. The treatment is very low risk, because it uses the animal’s own stem cells. In a recent study conducted by four independent Veterinarians over 95% of animals treated show improvement.
First, your vet will put your pet under general anesthetic. Then, we will make a small incision and collect 2-4 tablespoons of fat (either in the belly or behind the shoulder blades). The surgical time requiring anesthesia is typically around 20 minutes. The cells are isolated, activated and re-administered on site so that your animal can go home same day.
We recommend that the patient be limited to activity within the first 10 days. It is likely your pet will be feeling good and want to exert themselves, however we recommend limiting physical activity so the cells have the ability to work to repair injuries. Improvements are typically seen within the first two weeks (many owners report improvements in as little as 3-10 days) and continue improve over the next few months. Veterinarians report responses from initial treatments lasting 18-36 months.
The goal of this revolutionary procedure is to provide a potent anti-inflammatory effect promoting cartilage and other tissue regeneration ultimately creating a healthier environment for the affected area. Most importantly, it’s an all-natural approach to healing without the adverse side effects. One example, in the case of arthritis, stem cells can become new cartilage cells, thus reducing pain and increasing mobility.
These videos featuring Dr. Mike Hutchinson, may answer many of the questions you have, but please feel free to call us for any additional information! We are very excited about being able to offer this service to pets in need and look forward to hearing from you!
What happens to my pet when they come in for stem cell therapy?
What conditions does it treat?
The typical patient has osteoarthritis (hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, calcifications, common degeneration and inflammation), soft tissue injuries (cruciate injuries, tears, ruptures, inflammation), or needs accelerated healing of fractures. We know a lot about these conditions, and over 95% of these patients get better, with MediVet’s Stem Cell Therapy. We also treat other cases under “compassionate use”. We know less about these conditions, but are seeing some exciting results. Some of those conditions are: degenerative myelopathy, feline gingivitis, end-stage renal disease, liver and kidney failure, allergy, auto-immune, inflammatory bowel disease, pulmonary fibrosis, IMHA, atopy, and spine trauma.
Regenerative medicine procedures for orthopedic conditions have recently been performed on athletes such as New York Yankee's Pitcher Bartolo Colon and PGA golfer Tiger Woods.
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Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is blood plasma that contains concentrated amounts of platelets and growth factors. PRP is a non-surgical and advanced means of providing high doses of the body’s own healing factors directly to the area where they are needed. PRP can be used to aid in the treatment of many ailments as seen in the illustration below. You can also click the picture below to reach the MediVet website on PRP!