Kelley is trained and experienced in using regenerative therapies, which can be extremely beneficial in healing ligament and tendon injuries as a part of the horse’s rehabilitation programme. Regenerative therapies available upon consultation include:
Stem cell therapy
Stem cell therapy is used for treatment of tendon, ligament and joint diseases in the horse. A stem cell has “pluripotency”, meaning it can become any type of cell, or “multipotency” meaning it can become any cell, with limitations. Bone marrow is taken from the horse and then under specialist laboratory conditions, stem cells are cultured and then injected into the injured, where they can aid in repairing injury.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma with a high concentration of platelets. Platelets release high concentrations of growth factors that encourage healing. Plasma is injected into injured tissue to deliver these strong healing proteins and help stimulate tissue repair. PRP has been very useful in aiding the healing of tendon injuries.