Stem Cell Therapy
Jefferson Veterinary Hospital is excited to offer two, new, state of the art treatment options to help provide faster recovery time from surgeries and wounds, and pain relief for animals. The two treatments are Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injection therapy.
Stem cell therapy uses an animal’s own stem cells, obtained through a minimally invasive surgery, to help reduce inflammation and pain in arthritic joints. It is primarily used to manage osteoarthritis, but may also have other applications that are under investigation, such as for kidney disease and allergies. Jefferson Veterinary Hospital will focus on using stem cell therapy to help manage pain and mobility problems caused by osteoarthritis and other joint issues.
Stem cell therapy has the potential to remove the need for, and cost of, long term medication, and frequent blood work that is associated with such medication. Stem cells work to reduce pain and inflammation for twelve to eighteen months after treatment.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy
PRP injection therapy is a non surgical procedure where the animal’s own blood is taken and then platelets are extracted and injected directly into a wound or surgical site to help promote healing. It aims to reduce the time that it takes for your pet to heal after surgery, and help speed up healing and reduce pain in cases of major wounds.