Regenerative Medicine is a term referring to advanced therapies for lameness and orthopedic injuries that use the body’s natural healing processes to rebuild damaged tissue and heal injuries. At Carolina Equine Hospital, we routinely use 3 types of regenerative therapy to treat orthopedic issues.
By separating and concentrating the horse's own blood, this dual-device system produces a concentrated solution of cells, platelets, healing factors and anti-inflammatories, in less than 20 minutes, to reduce pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis when given back to the horse. This procedure can be performed in hospital or in a suitable farm environment.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
This platelet isolation device consistently maximizes platelet recovery and concentration from the patient’s own blood, in 15 minutes. When platelets become activated, growth factors are released, which play a significant role in healing, repair and regeneration of soft and hard tissue including tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones.
BMA Stem Cell Therapy
This process uses a sample of your horse’s bone marrow to produce concentrated, regenerated stem cells in 15 minutes. The stem cells are then injected at the injury site as the key to initiating healing.