Northside Veterinary Hospital is now offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment!
Dr. Wood has been working in regenerative medicine for two decades. His commitment to this technology has aided the production and advancement of human and veterinary medicine products, and Northside has been a pioneer in the field. We are excited to offer this new treatment to patients of NVH!
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated blood sample containing isolated platelets and plasma cells. It can help regenerate and heal tissue by recruiting cells to an area of injury to clean up dead/injured cells and releasing proteins called 'Growth Factors' to aid tissue regeneration.
You are using your own blood to heal yourself!
What is involved in PRP?
If your pet has been determined as a candidate for PRP treatment, we will take a small amount of your pet's blood and process it using our specialized centrifuge that concentrates both platelets and plasma. Once the PRP processing is complete- the PRP sample is injected directly into the injured area.
What can you use PRP for?
PRP can be used for multiple issues, including Osteoarthritis, Acute and Chronic Soft Tissue Injuries, Tendon Injuries, Ligament Injuries, Muscle Injuries, and certain Spinal Conditions.
How long until you see improvement in your pet?
Many veterinarians have noted that PRP therapy's therapeutic effects last between 6-12 months. Every pet is different!
Are you interested in learning more about Regenerative Medicine and PRP treatment? Then, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wood today!
Source: Companion Animal Health