This is a very effective therapy for dogs and cats with joint problems that we have been performing since 2011. It is helpful for nearly any type of orthopedic abnormality, but we use it most frequently on dogs with knee problems, especially torn cruciate ligaments in the knee. The most common surgical treatment for dogs with a torn cruciate ligament is a tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO). This is an effective treatment, but since part of the procedure involves cutting the bone beneath the knee joint, it is quite traumatic for the dog, with a lengthy recovery. We have successfully treated many dogs using stem cell/platelet rich plasma therapy with much less discomfort for the patient and a much faster recovery.
Phoenix hiking trail to Mt Whitney 6 months after stem cell/platelet rich plasma treatment for torn cruciate ligament in knee.