Klinika Vetriver Platelet-rich plasma therapy

  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy in dogs and other animals

    The Vetriver clinic is one of the few veterinary facilities in Poland to use state-of-the-art methods of treating orthopedic problems. Fractures, delayed bone healing, as well as joint inflammation, degeneration, and dysplasia are very common health problems in dogs and cats. The treatment is usually long and difficult, with the animals having to endure pain, being unable to move normally, taking side effect-laden painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, to—eventually—undergo surgery.
    Alternatively, there is an innovative therapy with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is based on the body’s natural regenerative mechanisms. At Vetriver this therapy is used by veterinary specialist Andrzej Małkowski.

    Platelet-rich plasma instead of surgery

    First of all, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment method, used both in humans and animals. PRP therapy involves the use of patient’s own formed blood elements, which helps avoid complications, side effects or rejection reactions.
    Platelet-rich plasma contains high concentration of platelets and white blood cells, and is obtained by laboratory processing of whole blood collected from the given animal. This concentrated autologous fluid is injected into disease-affected areas; such injections deliver PRP components into damaged tissues. The platelets suspended in plasma release growth factors that stimulate healing and regenerative processes. The high growth-factor concentration amplifies the effect of the body’s natural healing processes, collagen production, and tissue remodeling. In addition, PRP treatment reduces inflammation and platelet proteins act as antibacterial and antifungal agents.
    Platelet-rich plasma therapy introduces no artificial substances into the animal’s body, and—in many cases—helps avoid joint surgery in dogs and cats. PRP therapy improves wound healing, helps regenerate tendons and articular cartilage, alleviates pain, and helps patients regain their former level of mobility.

    Chronic trauma typically requires several PRP injections. After the procedure, the animal should avoid vigorous physical activity for 3–4 weeks. PRP therapy is also often used as an adjunct to surgical treatment.

Contact information

The Vetriver clinic at LASKI is open 24 hours.

Contact us via phone: 22 721 00 75 or e-mail: lp.revirteviksal

ul. 3-go Maja 89, Warszawa - Laski
ul. Warszawska 236, Warszawa - Latchorzew, 05-082 Stare Babice