Regenerative

Medicine

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine utilizes the body’s own regenerative capabilities to heal and restore function to damaged cells, tissues, and organs. These "stem cell therapies" include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC). These biologic products (PRP and BMAC) can be used as an intra-articular injection to decrease pain, inflammation, and to jump-start the self-healing process.

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Our Companion Regenerative Therapy (CRT) Program

The Mid-Atlantic Animal Specialty Hospital has the ability to offer this cutting-edge therapy using the Companion Regenerative Therapy System (CRT) that can isolate Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC). This system allows our hospital to collect, prepare, and deliver regenerative therapy in-hospital during a single outpatient visit.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses a patient’s own blood components to stimulate healing in damaged tissues and arthritic joints. PRP is a highly concentrated blood sample that contains isolated cells (platelets) and the fluid portion of blood (plasma). Platelets store numerous growth factors that are released in response to injured tissue. These growth factors are responsible for tissue regeneration.

Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Cells

Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Cells have the ability to differentiate into any type of cell. Adult stem cells are found in every tissue of the body including bone marrow, adipose tissue, skin, and liver. Stem cells can activate other surrounding stem cells and recruit additional cell types to aid in wound healing and tissue repair.

Regenerative therapy is a biologic, holistic and conservative approach that can be used in the treatment of multiple medical conditions in the canine patient. Coupled with physical rehabilitation, regenerative therapy may help improve mobility, function, and minimize discomfort.

Indications For Use in Dogs

  • Osteoarthritis (secondary to Hip and Elbow Dysplasia)
  • Tendon Injuries (Achilles, Bicipital)
  • Ligament Injuries (Cranial Cruciate/ACL)
  • Patients intolerant or non-responsive to NSAIDS

If you haven’t yet been given a referral from your local veterinarian but think our therapy program would be beneficial, contact us anyway. We’ll coordinate a referral from the primary care veterinarian or specialist you designate.

IMPORTANT COVID 19 MESSAGE

During this COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our clients, patients & staff is our number one priority. Here are some additional precautions we are taking to minimize exposure. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, thank you for your cooperation.

FOR CLIENTS SHOWING SIGNS OF ILLNESS THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19

  • Existing Appointments: We kindly ask that you call to reschedule (410-414-8250).
  • Medical Emergencies: We kindly ask that you either arrange for a healthy friend or family member to transport your pet to our hospital. If this is not possible, please remain in your vehicle and call our front desk upon arrival (410-414-8250).  A staff member will come retrieve your pet and collect all necessary information.

FOR HEALTHY CLIENTS WITH AN EXISTING APPOINTMENT OR MEDICAL EMERGENCY

  • Only one client per pet will be permitted inside our lobby and exam rooms at any given time. Please leave children at home.
  • Depending on the volume of clients in our lobby, you may be asked to return to your vehicle while your pet is waiting to be seen.
  • A staff member will direct you to either the waiting room or an exam room, please remain there. A staff member will be with you shortly.
  • Please practice “Social Distancing”. This includes appropriate hand washing, no hand shakes, and maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet from others.
  • Clients will not be permitted in any treatment areas, including Rehab.
  • We will be limiting the amount of traffic at our front desk. You may be asked to schedule future appointments and make additional payments over the phone.
  • We will continue to allow clients to remain in exam rooms during end-of-life situations.
  • If you do not wish to enter our building or are unsure what to do, please call for instructions from a staff member (410-414-8250).

FOR HOSPITALIZED PETS

  • No personal items can be left with hospitalized pets. This includes leashes, collars/harnesses, toys, blankets, crates etc.
  • Our visiting hours have been suspended. You will continue to receive daily updates from our doctors and staff, and may call at any time for an update.

HOURS OF OPERATION
MASH: 8am-6pm Monday – Friday

EMERGENCY:
6pm-8am Monday – Friday
24 hrs Saturday & Sunday

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