Regenerative Medicine at Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center in Omaha
Our orthopedic vet animal hospital is now open in your community, and we're proud to offer premier veterinary services that can help animals of various breeds, sizes, and ages achieve the maximal quality of life. Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center is committed to utilizing some of the most advanced surgical and therapeutic techniques, such as regenerative medicine, that can address common animal musculoskeletal problems.
For more about regenerative medicine and why you may want to consider this restorative approach for your animal, read on.
Our Orthopedic Veterinary Team Explains Regenerative Veterinary Medicine
Sometimes, due to advancing age, injury, illness, genetics, or environmental factors, an animal may develop some form of joint problem. Depending on the kind and severity, this joint problem can become quite painful or even debilitating for your pet. Signs of a potential joint problem include limping, lameness, decreased tolerance to or interest in activity, difficulty getting off the floor, and yelping/crying out in pain when attempting to move or bear weight on the affected limb.
Regenerative medicine is a branch of veterinary care that utilizes healthy tissues from your pet's own body to facilitate healing in an affected joint. At Sirius, our orthopedic vet staff offers two main types of regenerative medicine techniques, including:
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) - This therapy uses plasma, a component of normal blood fluid, that has become highly concentrated with specialized blood cells called platelets. A sample of the animal's own blood is taken and processed through a centrifugal and distillation process to produce the platelet rich plasma while also removing red and white blood cells. The remaining extract, otherwise known as PRP, can be re-injected into the animal's body to stimulate healing. This accelerated healing response is due to the platelets' innate ability to regenerate and repair cells while decreasing inflammation.
- Stem Cell Therapy - The "tabula rasa" of the body, stem cells are "undifferentiated," which means they can grow into virtually any tissue in the body. This technique utilizes stem cells extracted from the animal's bone marrow or body fat which are then reintroduced to injured tissues or damaged joints. These stem cells go on to regenerate ligaments/tendons and other intraarticular (inside the joint) structures.
The Benefits of Regenerative Medicine
Both PRP and stem cell therapy have a pronounced ability to restore normal joint motion, reduce pain, and improve quality of life for our animal patients. Because the substances used to promote healing come from your animal's own body, the risk of infection and rejection is low, and outcomes are generally positive. Our orthopedic veterinary team in Omaha has used regenerative medicine to help animals suffering from a range of disorders, including:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Achilles’ tendon strains and tears
- Elbow dysplasia
What to Expect with Regenerative Medicine from Our Orthopedic Veterinarian
If you've been referred to us by your primary veterinarian, know that your pet will be in good hands. We work with you to determine the best course of treatment depending on your animal's needs, and do everything in our power to make the experience as stress-free as possible for both you and your animal companion.
If our team decides that regenerative medicine may be an appropriate therapy for your pet, expect our staff to thoroughly review with you all the necessary steps, including how to prepare your animal before and take care of your animal after the surgical procedure. We will explain what signs and symptoms to look out for during your pet's recovery period, and when you should start seeing results. We will also maintain constant communication with your primary veterinarian to ensure continued care for your pet.
Contact The sirius Vet Team for More Information Today!
Wondering if your pet's life could be positively impacted by regenerative medicine? Consult with our orthopedic vet today by calling 402-934-1332 to learn more!