We are excited to offer platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy for our canine patients. This minimally invasive approach is used primarily for orthopedic conditions and as an aid for wound healing in human and animal medicine.
Platelet rich plasma therapy uses platelet fractions derived from the patient’s own peripheral blood. It is collected, concentrated and then harvested in our “sterile clean room”. The PRP is then immediately ready for injection into joints or soft tissue to act as an anti-arthritic treatment or to aid healing. We inject PRP both as a stand-alone therapy for osteoarthritis and an adjunct to corrective orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.
Here PRP is injected into the knee joint after arthroscopic surgery.
Clinical evidence shows that PRP therapy can reduce inflammation while stimulating cell division and differentiation. Dr. White has had both PRP and stem cell therapies performed on him and can personally attest to their safety and efficacy. A recent review ofreports of clinical outcomes in humans undergoing platelet rich plasma injections as a treatment for osteoarthritis concludes: “In patients with symptomatic knee OA, PRP injection results in significant clinical improvements up to 12 months postinjection.”
Arthroscopy. 2016 Mar;32(3):495-505. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.08.005. Epub 2015 Oct 1.