Veterinary Surgery In Miami Fl

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Pets in Miami, FL

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can be used in the treatment of various orthopedic and soft-tissue conditions. PRP is blood plasma, which contains a high concentration of platelets and growth factors. It is commonly used to treat wear and tear injuries of the joints and ligaments, but it can also speed up healing and reduce inflammation for wounds and surgical sites. Platelet rich plasma accelerates the healing process by delivering growth factors and bioactive proteins directly to the area needed to initiate tissue regeneration.

One of the benefits of using PRP therapy is that it is a drug-free, natural treatment alternative. Your pet will be at a very low risk for any side effects and should experience minimal discomfort from their treatment.

Conditions We Can Treat with PRP

PRP can be given to your pet topically as a gel, or injected into the joint, depending on their condition. Some conditions that can be treated with PRP include:

  • Injured joint/tendon
  • Burns, lacerations, and other surface wounds
  • Surgical incision
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Gingivitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • General inflammation
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How is Platelet Rich Plasma Obtained?

To obtain PRP from your pet, we need to draw a blood sample. This sample will need to be processed to separate the plasma so we can get a higher concentration of platelets. Once the platelets are activated to release their growth factors, we can administer the PRP in whichever way is needed to get the best healing outcome for your pet.

Cutting Edge Surgical uses Ardent's PureVet PRP kit, which has been rigorously tested by the University of Georgia and isolates far more platelets than its competitors.

Does PRP Therapy Work?

PRP therapy has a relatively high success rate in pets, up to about 80%. This of course depends on the pet’s response to treatment and the condition they have. A chronic issue might require a follow-up treatment to see sustained improvement.