Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet Rich PlasmaPlatelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a cutting-edge treatment that is available at a fraction of the cost of stem cell therapy and has been used successfully for years in both human and equine medicine. PRP has now been introduces in the treatment of cats and dogs all over the world and the success rate and effectiveness of this therapy is causing a rapid growth in its popularity.

How Does PRP Therapy Work?

The science behind PRP therapy is quite complex but the underlying principle is simple. Blood is drawn from your pet. Use of the patient’s own blood (autologous blood) to obtain the platelets helps eliminate the risk of disease transmission or allergic reactions. The blood sample is then centrifuged to get PRP. This new platelet rich plasma is then injected into the patient. By concentrating the factors in platelet rich plasma and injecting them directly into the site of injury’ we git a boost to the body’s natural ability to heal.

What Does PRP Therapy Help Treat?

Platelet Rich PlasmaPRP therapy is primarily used to promote the healing of musculoskeletal conditons caused by either injury or illness. PRP therapy can be used to treat common problems such as; ligament tears and sprains, muscle tears, luxating patellas, intervertebral disk disease (back and neck pain), osteoarthritis, tendonitis, elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia and in some cases, skin and dental issues.

How Effective is PRP?

There is an abundance of Clinical and research data that has show PRP therapy can be effective in treating new injuries as well as chronic cases. PRP therapy has produced great results both as a stand-alone treatment and also as an augmentation to other treatments such as medication, supplements, physical therapy and exercise.

Is PRP Right for Your Pet?

PRP therapy is an option that you should discuss with your veterinarian especially if your pet has musculoskeletal issues. The PRP treatment is relatively affordable and there is an extremely low risk of injury or adverse reaction.

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