Stem Cell Therapy
Vet-Stem Regenerative medicine uses a concentrated form of autologous adipose-derived adult stem cells to treat traumatic and degenerative diseases, including bowed tendons, ligament injuries, osteoarthritis and osteochondral defects in horses and dogs. The procedure involves harvesting your dog’s own stem cells to be grown and re-produced off site. Then these cells are re-injected back into the body at locations that will benefit from increased cell growth, such as arthritic joints and injury sites.
The use of Vet-Stem therapy has been used successfully for osteoarthritis as well as soft tissue orthopedic issues. Stem cell therapy is not appropriate for patients with cancer or sepsis.
Success in numerous animal models of disease and emerging success in human clinical trials support the rationale for stem cell use in veterinary medicine. The first peer reviewed double-blinded multicenter study for stem cell use in canine osteoarthritis of the hip showed significant improvement in all post treatment evaluation times for lameness, pain, and range of motion.
Dr. Tara Klimovitz is certified in stem-cell therapy and will be happy to discuss this procedure and therapy with you.