Stem Cell Therapy
Tendon injury is a major problem in the horse due to its frequency of occurrence, difficulty in treatment, lengthy rehabilitation time and also the high risk of re-injury.
Difficulties in the treatment and repair of tendons has led to research into new methods such as Stem Cell Therapy and Equine Platelet Enhancement Therapy (E-PET formerly PrP), a blood filtration system which obtains platelet rich concentrate to enhance healing in horses. E-PET concentrate can be used to help bone and wound healing and has also been used (by us) in tendon and ligament repair.
The speed of recovery using Stem Cell therapy is much improved and re-injury rates are typically better than those treated with traditional methods.
For more information about regenerative medicine please see our client information sheet on the subject.