Seeing a dog suffering from elbow dysplasia is about as upsetting as having it yourself – especially if it’s your dog!
Canine elbow dysplasia (ED) is a disease caused by a growth disturbance in the elbow joint.
It’s often associated with defects in cartilage growth, but also may be a combination of trauma, genetics, exercise, diet and other factors.
We see it most often when our crazy active puppies damage the elbow early in life and then later suffer the consequences.
ED results in a mismatch of growth between the two bones in the foreleg between the radius and the ulna. The mismatch between the two bones can either damage the medial compartment of the joint, or push the upper bone against anconeal process.
In both cases, the elbow joint can become damaged due to the loss of cartilage or the presence of medial coronoid fragments (bone fragments in the joint). This sets off inflammation and more cartilage damage, which typically progresses into painful arthritis.
Why Do Dogs Get Elbow Dysplasia?
Elbow dysplasia can occur in almost any breed, but those most prone are generally large to giant-breeds such as Labradors, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Rottweilers.
The mismatch usually begins in puppyhood, but can also occur when they’ve finished growing.
Whatever the cause, the end result is the same: pain, inflammation, and loss of movement – which is the last thing any dog owner wants to see their dog go through.
Stem Cell Therapy: How It Can Treat Elbow Dysplasia
Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cell Derivative Therapy℠ (HUC-DT℠) involves using human umbilical cord cells to reduce inflammation and pain, and speed the healing of a damaged joint.
Because our genetic sequences are so similar, the human cord blood cells are able to generate similar responses in tissues that canine stem cells would.
When administered to an animal, these incredible stem cells migrate to the areas of pain and inflammation by following the body’s natural cues. When they find the damaged area, they anchor themselves within the tissues and begin secreting natural biochemicals to fight inflammation and trigger the repair process.
It’s like a mini-construction site right inside the limb, regenerating new tissues and fighting inflammation. And within a fairly short time (typically within 4 weeks),HUC-DT℠ can restore mobility and vitality to the joint.
No matter how long your dog has been limping around with faulty elbows, HUC-DT℠ can help put the spring back in their step… Literally!
Isn’t that something you’d like to see for yourself?