STEM CELL TREATMENT OF TENDON INJURIES
While there is no substitute for adequate rest following a tendon strain we are pleased to offer the full range of traditional and cutting edge treatments for the large number of tendon and ligament injuries that we diagnose.
The first stage of any treatment regime is to obtain an accurate diagnosis and our up to date mobile and fixed ultrasound machines are invaluable for both quantifying the severity of initial injuries as well as monitoring the quality of healing through the recuperation period.
Recent research has shown promising results following the implantation of stem cells into acute tendon injuries and we are pleased to be able to offer this service to our clients. The stem cells are first collected via aspiration of bonemarrow from the horse’s sternum. This is then cultured over several weeks to multiply the number of stem cells present before implanting the stem cells into the injured tendon.
The stem cells help improve the quality and rate of healing of the tendon aiming at regeneration of tendon tissue rather than the deposition of less elastic scar tissue. Recent results have shown markedly lower re-injury rates in racehorses following this treatment than compared to rest alone.
The overall cost of the procedure is from £1500 inc VAT.