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Regenerative Medicine Services 

Our regenerative medicine team specializes in harnessing the body's own healing mechanisms to treat a wide range of conditions, offering a new lease on life for pets in need of recovery and relief. Regenerative medicine represents a revolutionary approach in veterinary care, focusing on the body's natural ability to heal itself. We offer solutions that not only alleviate symptoms but also address the root causes of pain and dysfunction through therapies like extracorporeal shockwave therapy, stem cell therapy, intramuscular and intraarticular injections with combinations of stem cells, protein-rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), hyaluronic acid and/or synthetic products like Spryng™ and ArthramidVet™.

Our rehabilitation services are designed to work in synergy with regenerative treatments, providing pets with a holistic path to recovery. From post-surgical care to chronic condition management, our tailored rehabilitation programs are aimed at restoring mobility, reducing pain, and enhancing the overall quality of life for our patients. At the heart of our practice is a commitment to pioneering treatments that offer safe, effective, and non-invasive alternatives to traditional surgical methods. With a focus on stem cell harvests and therapy, joint injections, and shockwave therapy, we are dedicated to setting new standards in veterinary care, ensuring that every pet has access to the latest advancements in health and wellness.

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Regenerative Medicine Services

Red Sage is proud to offer the following services related to regenerative medicine. For more details, or to discuss a plan best suited for your pet's needs, please contact us.

Click on each treatment type to learn more about it.

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Stem cell harvests involve collecting stem cells from the patient's body, which can then be used to treat various conditions by promoting the regeneration of damaged tissues, offering a powerful approach to natural healing and recovery.

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Regenerative medicine injections, including both intra-articular (IA) and intramuscular (IM) injections, utilize natural and synthetic substances, such as stem cells, platelet-rich plasma, and hyaluronic acid, to facilitate the body's own healing processes, targeting specific areas for pain relief, inflammation reduction, and tissue repair.

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Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves to stimulate healing in soft tissues, bones, and joints, enhancing blood circulation and cell growth to speed up recovery, promote regenerative change and reduce pain.

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Stem Cell Harvests

Stem cell harvests involve collecting stem cells from an animal's bone marrow, which are then processed and reintroduced into the body to promote healing and regeneration of damaged tissues. This innovative approach leverages the natural healing abilities of stem cells to differentiate into various cell types, offering a powerful tool in treating a wide range of conditions. The differentiation of stem cells is a critical feature in regenerative medicine, as it allows these cells to transform into various specific cell types required for repairing and regenerating damaged tissues. This adaptability enables stem cells to be used in a wide array of treatments, from healing degenerative conditions and injuries to reducing inflammation and modulating immune responses. Essentially, stem cell differentiation underpins their therapeutic potential, offering targeted restoration of tissues and promoting overall healing within the body. Stem cell therapy has shown promising results in managing osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and inflammatory diseases, among other conditions.

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Mesenchymal stem cells are primitive, undifferentiated cells with unique abilities to:

  • Reduce inflammation, offering relief in conditions where inflammation is a primary cause of pain and dysfunction.

  • Differentiate into multiple forms of tissues, such as muscle, bone, fat, and cartilage, allowing for targeted tissue repair and regeneration.

  • Fight apoptosis (cell death), protecting tissues from degeneration and injury-induced cell loss.

  • Self-replicate, ensuring a sustainable source of stem cells for ongoing repair and regeneration.

  • Modulate the immune system, potentially reducing auto-immune reactions and promoting a more balanced immune response.

  • Enhance tissue vascularization, improving blood flow to damaged areas and supporting the healing process.

  • Secrete bioactive factors that stimulate local tissue repair, attracting other healing cells to the site of injury and amplifying the body’s natural healing response.

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Injection Types 

We offer intraarticular and intramuscular injections, depending on individual patient needs. Intraarticular injections are treatments delivered directly into a joint to reduce pain and inflammation, commonly used for conditions like arthritis, while intramuscular injections are administered into a muscle, often used to provide systemic treatment or to target specific muscular conditions.

Injection Options

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Biologics 

Biologics, including stem cells, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma), and BMAC (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate), are natural treatments derived from the patient's own body, designed to promote healing and regeneration of damaged tissues within the joint or muscle.

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Hyaluronic Acid 

Hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally exists within the joint fluid, is injected into joints to mimic this natural lubricant, improving mobility, reducing pain, and enhancing the overall function of the joint by providing additional cushioning and lubrication.

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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory injections used to provide rapid pain relief and reduce inflammation in affected joints.

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Spryng

Artificial joint injection products like Spryng™ and Arthramid™ are designed to support joint health by providing long-lasting lubrication and cushioning, enhancing joint function and comfort.

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy 

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment used to promote healing and reduce pain in various musculoskeletal conditions. This therapy uses high-energy sound waves, or shockwaves, directed to specific areas of the body. These waves stimulate the body's natural healing processes by increasing blood flow, reducing inflammation, and promoting the formation of new blood vessels. ESWT can be particularly effective in treating chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and delayed bone healing. It offers a drug-free alternative to pain management, can accelerate healing, and often provides noticeable improvement in mobility and comfort for animal patients. Many pets experience relief after just a few sessions, making it a valuable tool in rehabilitation protocols.

Treatment Benefits

Mechanotransduction - Converts acoustic energy into biochemical signals within cells, initiating healing processes.
Increased expression of growth factors (TGF-β1, VEGF, BMP): Promotes tissue repair, angiogenesis, and bone formation, accelerating healing of injuries.
Neovascularization: New blood vessel formation improves blood supply to injured areas, enhancing tissue regeneration and repair.
Modulation of inflammatory mediators: Reduction in pro-inflammatory cytokines like IL-1 and TNF-α helps decrease inflammation and associated pain.
Substance P depletion: Temporarily reduces this pain-signaling neuropeptide, providing analgesic effects.
Stimulation of mesenchymal stem cells: Promotes differentiation and proliferation, supporting tissue regeneration and repair.
Increased nitric oxide production: Enhances vasodilation and tissue perfusion, improving nutrient delivery and waste removal.
Stimulation of osteoblasts and fibroblasts: Accelerates bone healing and soft tissue repair by activating cells responsible for matrix production.
Release of endogenous opioids: Contributes to pain reduction through the body's natural pain-management system.
Alteration of cell membrane permeability: Enhances cellular metabolism and nutrient exchange, supporting cellular health and function.
Reduced calcification in tendons: Helps break down calcific deposits, improving tendon flexibility and reducing pain.
Stimulation of collagen synthesis: Improves tissue repair and remodeling, enhancing the strength and elasticity of healing tissues.

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