Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma injections

PRP injections are widely practiced in Human medicine world and now creating a new way of ground-breaking results in animals. In PRP treatment your pet’s

 blood is broken down into small portions to extract healthy proteins that can be put back into your pet to help him or her regenerate healthy cells.

When would Platelet Rich Plasma therapy be indicated?

PRP treatment injections has been proposed to treat inflammatory conditions that affect ligaments, muscles, and tendons, Aging patients which have osteoarthritis are best benefitted from direct joint injections which not only give relief from pain but also slows down the progression of arthritis in the joints. It may also assist with bone regeneration after traumatic  bone fractures. PRP has also been proposed as an aid to promote the healing of skin wounds and dental disease when it is directly injected to the site of interest.

How does it work?

Platelets contains alpha granules which carry substances called growth factors such as vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF), Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) and transforming growth factors- β (TGF-B) these growth factors are the basis of PRP therapy. Blood sample is drawn from pet’s body and through series of process with special equipment’s platelets are activated and release growth factors which are needed for beneficial effect.

What are the risks or side effects of PRP therapy?

Since PRP procedure uses patients own blood to harvest platelets, side effects appear to be minimal, but may include pain, irritation or bleeding at the site of injection. Patients need mild to moderate sedation for the PRP therapy procedure, so discuss risks of sedation and anesthesia with your veterinarian.

For more information book a consult at Marine and Fraser Veterinary clinic.


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