Stem cell therapy commonly refers to the process of placing stem cells from the body into diseased or damaged tissues, such as a torn ligament in the knee or perhaps an arthritic joint. This process is often referred to as regenerative medicine, a technique that enables the body to repair and regenerate damaged tissues.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are unspecialized cells that are capable of renewing themselves though cell division. Under certain conditions, they can become a specific tissue or organ cell. In many tissues, stem cells serve as an internal repair system, replacing damaged or dead tissues by reproducing and turning into the needed cells.
What Conditions Can Be Treated with Stem Cell Therapy?
A lot! Research has shown that stem cells can help alleviate a range of ailments and diseases that your pet may face in their lifetime. Here are a few of the most common ones:
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS; dry eye)
- Knee Partial cruciate tears
- Atopic dermatitis
- Bone healing in TPLO surgery
- Bone healing – trauma
- Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
- Perianal fistulas
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Renal disease
- Liver disease
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