When your dog is injured, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to help him or her.
Dogs are used to being active: they love nothing more than bounding to the door to greet you when you get home from work, or chasing after a stick you’ve thrown. For most, activity is life.
If an accident suddenly takes that away from them, the effect can be devastating – both for you and your dog.
One of the most unfortunate injuries commonly suffered by otherwise healthy active dogs is to their cranial cruciate ligament (CCL).
What Is A Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury?
Dogs that partially tear their cranial cruciate ligament also often have damage to the inner meniscus, the cartilage-like structure between the shin and thigh bone. This structure has many important functions in the joint, including shock absorption, proprioception (sensing the environment around them) and load bearing.
More importantly, the meniscus is full of nerves and when damaged, there can be a lot of pain.
Unfortunately, since cartilage and ligaments do not heal well due to there low blood supply and high motion, damage often means surgical removal of the damaged ligament or the meniscus.
And with every joint surgery, there will be some level of arthritis. And arthritis can lead to pain and inactivity, the exact thing you were hoping to alleviate when the injury first began.
But the good news is that stem cell therapy could save your aching friend!
Stem Cell Therapy for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Does It work?
Stem cell therapy can help cruciate disease in two ways:
- It can be used in partial tears to reduce pain and inflammation and stimulate repair of the ligament. This allows for a non surgical option for ligament repair, and in many cases can prevent the need of surgery.
- If surgical repair is needed for a completely ruptured cruciate ligament, stem cell therapy can greatly reduce post surgical pain, accelerate healing, and decrease arthritis development in the joint.
I’ve already treated numerous dogs with CCL injuries using stem cell therapy and have seen them transition back to a normal bounding dog. Although this is not a new form of therapy, my point of difference is in using Human Umbilical Cord Blood Derivative Stem Cell Therapy℠ (HUC-DT℠).
In humans, we have used stem cell therapy for over a decade to treat damaged tissues, arthritis, sports injuries, osteoporosis, and joint pain. You may have already know that stem cells serve as the building blocks of the body. They have the ability to decrease inflammation and can order surrounding cells to multiply and repair damaged tissue.
Well, we’ve taken this therapy a step further, and we are now using stem cell therapy to help treat man’s best friend!
The Stem Cell Therapy That Works
My form of stem cell therapy for dogs is quite different. In HUC-DT℠, no anesthesia is required.
We either give an IV infusion of nearly 5 million stem cells, or we give a directed joint infusion delivering the cells directly to the damaged ligament.
It is that simple…NO anesthesia…NO surgery….NO pain.
Now, here’s the really important part. We have seen positive results in over 80% of the cases we have treated. Most of which have avoided surgery if they had a partial tear. And those unlucky enough to need surgery, are finding a faster recovery and reduced pain and arthritis post surgery.
It’s already helped humans – and now it’s helping dogs. We think your beloved pal would approve!