Stem cell therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions though the most common use if for arthritis and dysplasia:
- Wound healing after surgery
- Chronic non-healing wounds
- Gingvitis (gum disease)
- Corneal (eye) ulcers
- Muscle damage or inflammation
- Orthopaedic surgery of bones or ligaments/tendons, including cruciate ligament surgery recovery
- Subfertility in male dogs
Franklin Vets offers two stem cell therapies at our Pukekohe clinic:
SGF 1000 involves one or more intravenous injections of stem cell activator into the patient. The activator is derived from sheep placenta. Stem cells throughout the body are activated and migrate to the site of damage, increasing rate of healing by improving blood flow and providing new healing cells. The injection must be given intravenously but can be done during a routine consultation with one of our vets. We have seen a high level of increased healing rates using this method.
Stem cell therapy using fat tissue is a more invasive surgery but is very osteoarthritic patients. The technique provides greatly increased numbers of activated stem cells than the simple intravenous injection of activator, and results are likely to reflect that in response to therapy. A small amount of fat is removed under anaesthetic the processes in the in-clinic laboratory. The purified, activated stem cells are then injected back into the site of damage. Several joints can be treated with one extracted sample.
There is no harm to the patient and the whole process can be done in a single day.
Contact our Pukekohe clinic to find out more about these exciting and effective therapies.