Tipp City Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center is now offering stem cell therapy
also known as mesenchymal stromal therapy (MCS) to treat injured and arthritic patients. We know that 47% of American households own at least one dog. We also know another staggering statistic, that 80% of dogs over the age of 8 suffer with some form of arthritis.
Regenerative medicine is a broad definition for innovative medical therapies that will enable the body to repair, replace, restore and regenerate damaged or diseased tissues.
Tipp Vet Hospital uses a concentrated form of autologous adipose-derived adult stem cells to treat both traumatic and degenerative diseases, including bowed tendons, ligament injuries, osteoarthritis, and osteochondral defects in horses, dogs and cats.
And since arthritis is not fatal, many pet owners spend thousands of dollars every year to alleviate the pain and improve their pet’s quality of life with drug therapy. But, what if you alleviate your pet’s pain through a minimally invasive procedure where they are treated with an injection of their own cells instead of more pills to crush up in their food?
This technology was introduced to small animal veterinarians in early 2008. That same year Dr Jim Mathias, Dr Nick Mathias and Dr Jacob Mathias became credentialed in the use of this new and exciting therapy.
Minimally Invasive – Quicker Recovery
We are very excited about this new treatment option. It is minimally invasive and has great potential for healing some of our more difficult cases. We collect 2 tablespoons of fat from the patients and send it to the lab where the cells are concentrated and sent back for treatment in 2 days.Dr. Jim Mathias
Put the Brakes on Degeneration
Degenerative conditions, such as arthritis and hip dysplasia which have been managed with pain relievers and joint protectors can now be treated with this new technology.
What is unique about this new treatment option is that it can actually promote new, healthy tissue formation where previously we were just trying to protect the damaged tissue and provide pain management. Also, we get the benefit of stem cell therapy without the chance of rejection because we are using the patent’s own cells.Dr. Nick Mathias
This technology avoids both the problems of rejection and the ethical concerns that many people consider when discussing stem cell therapy.
Because we are using the patient’s own cells and not embryonic stem cells, there are no ethical or moral concerns, we are simply using the patients own natural stem cells and helping the body use them. With this new technique, patients can have signs of progress within weeks with lasting effects. The process takes several days and is an outpatient procedure.Dr. Jacob Mathias
For more information on stem cells call for a consultation.