| Posted 07/31/12 at 10:57 AM||Reply with quote #1 |
|I've seen a few posts about the use of stem cells for treatment of many issues - knee injuries being one of them. My newfie, Benjamin, has had cruciate surgery on both hind knees. He is still gimpy and we had a brace made for him (My Pet's Brace - awesome). He improved a great deal with the brace - gave him confidence and stabilized the knee. However, I feel that he could be doing even better and have decided to have the stem cell transplant procedure performed on both knees. My vet is certified and has done several of these procedures.|
Next Wednesday, Ben goes in to have some fat removed to send to the lab. The lab will generate the solution, which will take 2 to 3 weeks. Once the solution is sent back to the vet, we will have it injected in both knees. Ben will be sore for a couple of days, but should show marked improvement afterwards.
I will let everyone know how it works and whether or not it is worth the time and money. I think the use of stem cells could be huge for our big guys.
Here is a picture of Ben - he is gorgeous and he knows it.
| Posted 07/31/12 at 11:01 AM||Reply with quote #2 |
|Crap - where is the picture? I'll try later - but trust me - he is gorgeous |
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| Posted 07/31/12 at 11:09 AM||Reply with quote #3 |
|Sarah, I'd be really interested to hear how this works on your newfie & hope you can post his picture soon too! I've heard good things about this and wish they could only do it on MY knees!? |
It is wiser to find out than suppose.
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