Treatment of joint ailments
Stem cells are used for therapy of various joint ailments such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, damaged sinew, ligament, and cartilage. Stem cells can also be used as a pain relief therapy or as support therapy at joint dysplasia, cruciate ligament ruptures and bone fractures.
For ailments such as arthritis, osteoathritis, damage to sinew, ligaments and cartilage, the only treatment available until now has been a lifelong pain - relief therapy. Stem cell therapy is a very novel technology that enables healing of joint ailments and reduction, or end, to pain. Treatment has no side effects because it imitates natural processes in the body. The treatment procedure is simple and causes the minimum of stress to patients. Animacel helps to provide a better quality of life for your four legged friends.
1) Removal of fat tissue samples: The vet removes a small piece of fat tissue. A very small surgical wound requires 1 - 2 stitches.
2) Preparation of stem cells: In our laboratories stem cells from fat tissue sample are isolated and multiplied. Procedure usually takes 10 - 14 days.
Therapy success is supported by owners' and vets' ratings of clinical signs and by autoradiographic recordings.
3) Injection of stem cells: Using a syringe, the vet injects stem cells directly into the affected area. Stem cells thereafter triger healing of the joints/tissue directly in the place of injury.
Subjective ratings of owners and objective ratings of vets performing treatment show moderate to great improvements in limping, pain and the general activeness in the majority of dogs and horses treated with stem cells. Initial improvement of clinical signs are shown in the first month after treatment. Liveliness, taking joy in the game and wishes for walks are shown 3 - 4 months after treatment. Full recovery is expected 6 - 12 months after treatment. In cases of severe cronic diseases stem cell therapy is able to reduce or even eliminate teh pain associated with the disease.
The success of treatment in numerous dogs and horses is also proven and documented with autoradiographic recordings, from which improvements to joint surfaces and reduction in bone growth is seen. Ultrasound imaging of tenons also shows rapid improvements.