We’re thrilled to announce that Dr. Henry and our Kimberling team are now able to offer PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, therapy to treat joint disease and injuries, promote healing, and reduce recovery time in dogs and cats using their own blood.
What exactly is PRP? It’s a super-concentrated mix of platelets and other growth factors that jumpstart the healing process by promoting coagulation and stimulating the formation of fibrin. These platelets also promote new tissue growth.
PRP can be used to treat a wide array of conditions, including:
- Chronic pain
- Joint pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Tendon injury
- Ligament injury
- Hip dysplasia
The benefits of PRP are extensive. Not only do they present an alternative to expensive surgery and monthly drugs; they also speed the healing process, increase the range of motion in joints, and treat the affected area, not the entire body. And they can be employed early in the degenerative cycle instead of waiting until your pet is debilitated and needs surgery.
PRP is not a miracle cure. The success rate is about 70%. However, for a minimally invasive procedure in conditions that are notoriously hard to heal, that’s pretty impressive and on par with most expensive drug treatments.
If you think your pet might be a good candidate for PRP therapy, call us at 417-739-4090 for a consultation today!