Platelet therapy explained

Following on from our Blog on Wednesday about - The A - F of Osteoarthritis, we are delighted to be able to announce a new treatment for dogs and cats, called 'Platelet Rich Plasma' (PRP) therapy.

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This is a system where we take blood from the patient and filter it to achieve the platelet-rich-plasma, which is rich in 'Growth Factors' which can aid in the healing of joints.

This plasma is then re-injected back into your pet's joints under sedation (or general anaesthesia if needed), so the whole procedure can be carried out in one morning. Osteoarthritis is not a condition which we can cure, but the use of PRP injections into the joint is shown to reduce pain for prolonged periods of time - from 3 months to over a year - and may then be repeated if required.

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PRP can also be used alongside out other treatment for osteoarthritis such as pain relied, acupuncture, massage and laser therapy, as part of a treatment plan.

For further information, or to book your pet's treatment, please give us a call on 01437 760111.

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