Osteoarthritis is a structural and functional alteration of joints, with degeneration of the cartilage.
It is the most common cause of chronic pain in horses. The symptoms consist in the reduction of movement capacity, lameness and muscular atrophy.
The infiltration of PRP in the joint, enhance the regeneration of the cartilage, with synthesis of new synovial liquid and reduction of pain and inflammation, reducing also the risk to undergo surgery.
Corneal Ulcer consists in a wound to the corneal epithelium. When a deep perforation occurs, the vision could be compromised. It is clinically evident with frequent lacrimation. Common surgical treatments usually cause scars formation, with dense and opaque spots in the eye that reduce the visual capacity.
The local Application of PRP as collyrium enhances the regeneration of the corneal epithelium, reduces the inflammation and avoids the extension and formation of scars and opaque spots, allowing the animal to preserve the normal vision. Liquid PRP can be also applied for dry eye syndrome.
Tendinitis consists in a degenerative damage to the tendon caused by concussion and inflammation.
When the inflammation spreads to the tendon sheath, the tendinitis can be defined as Tenosynovitis. Clinically, it is characterized by pain, tumefaction and functional powerlessness.
Local infiltration of PRP stimulates the proliferation of tenocytes, inducing tendon regeneration and the reduction of pain thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of PRP.
A degenerative osteo-articular pathology that consists in a malformation of the joint and a lack of alignment of the joint in the natural position. In the dog it is very common to the hip. It manifests itself with lameness, stiffness, muscle atrophy and pain. PRP promotes the regeneration and healing process of soft and hard tissues, stimulating osteoblasts and chondrocytes at the level of bones and joints. The onset in situ eliminates pain and inflammation, recovering functional capacity without surgery.
Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
The OCD is characterized by repeated microtraumas to the cartilage, with an abnormal ossification and stiffening of the articular cartilage, less resistant to the mechanical stresses, which tends to detach itself from the underlying bone. It manifests itself in muscle pain and hypotrophy. Intrarticular infiltrations of PRP allows functional recovery of the joint and delays the progression of arthrosic processes.
Ligament Injury could be classified as acute or chronic. The injury is usually due to excessive effort, mainly caused by running with sudden stops, jumping with incorrect landings and difference in ground height. An animal with ligament Injury shows lameness and swelling of the correspondent anatomical site.
The PRP gives back to the animal the structural integrity of the ligament, enhancing the regeneration process with a completely recovery of the functionality.
We can distinguish damage to the lateral and medial meniscus. The first is caused by severe trauma that damages more joint structures. The damage to the medial meniscus usually occurs as a result of the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, with crushing of the joint and repeated microtraumas.
It manifests with persistent lameness of varying degree.
The PRP promotes the formation of a new tissue matrix with protective effect, stimulates the regeneration of the cartilage disc, reducing pain.