Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Tendons and ligaments connect muscles to bone, making it possible for your pet to walk, jump, and move. Once injured, tendons and ligaments do not heal easily because they naturally have poor blood supply, particularly where they connect to bone. As a result, the tendons and ligaments become weak and the muscles become over-taxed causing chronic pain, weakness and further damage.
Common treatment options include: rest, anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, and some times corticosteroid injections. For some patients, these treatment options are not enough provide long-term relief.
Now there is a new treatment that is accelerating the way pets heal from chronic problems like arthritis, injured ligaments , and strained muscles.
Blood contains platelets and fibrinogen, which play a crucial role in blood clotting and also carry certain growth factors that promote wound healing. PRP is derived from your pets own blood, which has been processed to concentrate the platelets. When injected into the injured site, these concentrated platelets contain powerful growth factors that can jumpstart the healing of injured tendons and ligaments by stimulating tissue repair and regeneration.