What is it?
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a therapy that utilize the patient’s own cells to promote healing and repair of damaged tissues
- PRP is sourced from the patient’s blood, concentrating the platelets in the plasma portion of the blood
- Drug free and Minimally invasive
- Effective and Convenient for pets and owners
- No side effects since used from patients own blood
- Provides lubrication of the joint space
- Preserves the remaining cartilage of the joint
What conditions does it treat?
- Inflammation of joints (Synovitis)
- Inflammation/ pain from dysplastic joints (elbow and hip)
- Post-Operative inflammation and pain
- Partial tendon/ligament tears
- Chronic joint pain
- Soft tissue injuries
How is this done?
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
For PRP, a blood sample will be collected from your pet and is then spun down in a specialized processing system in order to obtain the regenerative cells. A small amount of hair will be shaved and cleaned on your pet at the locations to collect the blood sample and at the injection site of the treatment. Once the sample is prepared, it is injected into the treatment location. The whole procedure is done during your office visit and is an outpatient procedure.
Immediately after the procedure it is recommended to limit activity and leash walk pet while healing. For chronic issues this procedure can be repeated as needed