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What Conditions Might Benefit from PRP Treatment?

Jul, 02

Platelet-rich plasma therapy could help pets with arthritis, connective tissue and muscle injuries, and other conditions, but more research is needed Using platelet concentrates in veterinary medicine has expanded dramatically in the last 20 years. While initially used primarily to treat thrombocytopenia, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is now popular for a wide variety of conditions, such as osteoarthritis, fractures, and chronic...

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4 Integrative Technological Approaches to Pain

May, 28

From low-level light therapy to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, technological advances in pain management for animal patients are a boon to veterinary practice. Today’s veterinary technology offers unique opportunities for enhancing pain management protocols, and forming comprehensive multimodal approaches to pain. Clients are increasingly concerned about the immediate and long-term effects of pharmaceutical medications – these concerns, sometimes founded (or unfounded)...

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in Canine Orthopedics

May, 17

What is platelet rich plasma (PRP)? Platelet rich plasma is a portion of the blood that has been processed, usually by centrifuge, to contain a higher concentration of platelets than in the whole blood.  The PRP contains platelets and varying numbers of white blood cells (WBCs) and red blood cells (RBCs), depending on the method of preparation.1  In addition to...

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Applying Nonsurgical Treatment Options in Management of Osteoarthritis

Apr, 23

Conservative management of OA can be very effective Surgical approaches for our patients include joint prosthesis, alteration in joint mechanics with osteotomies, and less invasive approaches using arthroscopy. However, there is increased interest and a significant amount of research being done on less invasive forms of managing osteoarthritis (OA), controlling pain, and restoring function. These include rehabilitation, nutritional management, regenerative medicine,...

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Modified Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Dogs

Apr, 20

PRP stimulates the repair of soft tissues and joints without the use of foreign chemicals, and utilizes the body’s own programming for self-healing. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has been applied to many different medical fields, such as cosmetics, dentistry, sports medicine, pain management — and now veterinary medicine. PRP is blood that has been processed, usually by centrifuge, to contain...

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