Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint disease in pets, characterized by the degeneration and loss of articular cartilage, as well as inflammation, pain and lameness.
Recent studies have shown that intra-articular injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) produces a significant improvement in functionality and recovery of the affected joints.
This improvement is due to the ability of MSCs to stimulate, through paracrine mechanisms, the progenitor cells of each tissue helping the regeneration of affected tissues and their immunomodulatory / immunosuppressive properties at local scale, causing a decrease in inflammation of the affected tissues. This causes a substantial improvement of the animals’ symptoms in the long-term without additional anti-inflammatory treatments.
Thanks to treatment with MSCs we can prevent the animal from continuously requiring analgesics, avoiding its side effects and saving money in the medium to long term.