Advanced Joint Treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Using the body to heal itself.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe and simple joint therapy used to treat bone and joint disease and/or an acute injury. The treatment involves drawing blood from the animal and processing it in a specialized centrifuge to use a higher concentration of platelets than in the whole blood. In addition to cells, PRP contains other growth factors and substances that are normally in the plasma such as natural anti-inflammatories. For example, if your pet has a significant injury we may recommend PRP to be injected back into the animal into the joint or area of injury. The treatment helps the joint heal itself and typically takes about 2 weeks to see results.

Benefits of using PRP

  • It is not a drug – it is using your pet’s blood to help in the healing process
  • Eliminates the use of steroids that can prolong the healing
  • Treats osteoarthritis
  • Helps heal tendon/ligament injuries.
  • Simple treatment requiring a single appointment

Synovetin OA

Long-lasting relief from canine arthritis.

Synovetin OA® is a safe and simple in-office nuclear medicine injection that can deliver up to one (1) full year of pain and inflammation relief. After safely sedating the pet and cleaning the joint thoroughly, our veterinarians will use a syringe to inject Synovetin OA directly into the affected joint(s). A staff member will contact the owner once the pet is recovered and ready to go home. There is a slight chance that your pet may be sore for 24-48 hours after the injection. This radiation does not go into the urine, feces, saliva, or haircoat of the treated dog. It is a targeted form of treatment, meaning that it remains in the joint. There are no long-term implications for pets or pet owners.

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects roughly 25% of all adult dogs in the US.

When to recommend an Synovetin OA Injection

  • For early intervention of arthritis
  • Before other joint injections
  • After surgery (e.g. arthroscopy)

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What to Expect

Following the injection, dogs can immediately return to normal activities, such as walking or running and there is no need for restraint or rehabilitation. The majority of the radioactive component of Synovetin OA has dissipated after just 2 weeks. During the first 2 weeks following the injection, there will be some specific instructions to follow. Following the Synovetin OA injection, the majority of dogs showed significant improvement compared to how they were functioning before the injection. Pet parents should begin to see improvement in the dog’s mobility several weeks after the injection.

We are here to help.

At Animal Imaging, our passion is providing the best care and information to you and your veterinarian.
We are proud to have a dedicated team of board-certified veterinary radiologists available for your pet.

Questions or concerns?  Call us!

(972) 869-2180


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