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Stem cell therapy uses cells extracted from your pet’s body to dispose of damaged cells, replacing them with new ones. This treatment is used to combat a number of issues, injuries and diseases.
The goal of stem cell therapy is to promote the healing of damaged tissue, slow the progression of disease and cartilage degeneration, and provide long-term anti-inflammatory effects. A concentrated form of your pet’s natural healing cells derived from fat tissue are capable of differentiating into a variety of tissue types which include tendon, ligament, cartilage, bone and muscle. These cells are injected into damaged tissue where they stimulate regeneration and help reduce pain, inflammation, and repair the damaged tissue. Stem cell therapy is commonly used for orthopedic and soft tissue injuries, arthritis, rehabilitation therapies, and other injuries and illnesses.
In addition to offering this new innovative therapy, PET Inc. is currently the only hospital in the state of Alaska that has the capabilities to practice stem cell production in-house. The benefits of handling the production of stem cells in-house begins with a significant decrease in the time and steps needed to a complete a full cycle of stem cell treatment. This allows the patient to begin experiencing the healing effects of stem cell therapy shortly after the process has begun.