Regenerative Medicine

The staff at Green Tree Animal Hospital is delighted to learn that our recent Regenerative Medicine research study is to be published in a respected journal. During the summer of 2017 Green Tree Animal Hospital with the invaluable help of Clemson student David Hilty conducted a study comparing the Platelet Rich Plasma to Adipose Derived Stem Cells in the treatment of arthritis in dogs. At that time we recruited 18 patients with significant and demonstrable arthritis into the study. Half were treated with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and half we treated with fat derived Stem Cells. The dogs were evaluated for lameness, pain, and range of motion at intervals for up to 90 days. This study confirmed that intra-articular injection of either stem cells or platelet rich plasma resulted in significant improvement in lameness and pain scores, but there was also a surprising revelation. Please see the entire article on our website for the results.

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