Conan is a 5 & 1/2 year old Pitbull who was limping on his back right leg. Conan tore an important ligament in his knee responsible for keeping his back leg stable.
When the CRANIAL CRUCIATE LIGAMENT is torn/injured, the shin bone (tibia) slides forward with respect to the thigh bone (femur), which is known as a positive drawer sign. Most dogs with this injury cannot walk normally & experience pain. The resulting instability damages the cartilage & surrounding bones & leads to osteoarthritis, muscle atrophy, & loss of normal function
TPLO = tibial plateau leveling osteotomy. This a surgical procedure used to treat cranial cruciate ligament rupture in the knee joints of dogs. It involves changing the angle of the top of the shin bone (the tibial plateau) by cutting the bones, rotating it, & stabilizing it in a new position with a specialized TPLO plate & screws
PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA) is the platelet-rich derivative of blood that is obtained after a blood sample is withdrawn from a patient’s vein, spun down in a special centrifuge, & separated from the other blood constituents after centrifugation with a specialized, multi-compartmentalized syringe. The red blood cells & WBCs are removed, leaving the platelet-rich portion of the plasma.
Plasma containing this concentrated level of platelets provides an abundance of growth factors, which can help stimulate the healing process by initiating connective tissue healing & bone regeneration/repair, promoting development of new blood vessels, & stimulating the wound healing process by accelerating epithelial & epidermal regeneration.
CLASS 4 THERAPY LASER is an FDA cleared DRUG FREE therapy that manages pain & inflammation while accelerating tissue regeneration.
Laser energy increases circulation, drawing , oxygen, & nutrients to the damaged area.