Regenerative Medicine

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Versatron Shockwave treatment works by triggering the body’s own repair mechanisms with the use of high-energy sound waves. Used in human medicine for over 25 years, it is non-invasive treatment option with minimal recovery time.

Shockwave is effective on joint conditions, back issues, ligament and tendon injuries, fractures, and navicular disease. It is an out-patient procedure and each treatment lasts about 10-20 minutes.  Improvement is generally seen in one to three weeks.

Class IV Therapeutic Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy is proven to bio-stimulate tissue repair and growth. The Laser accelerates wound healing, and decreases inflammation, pain, as well as scar tissue formation. When it comes to pain management, Class IV Lasers are a side effect free and non-addictive treatment that provide dramatic results.

Positive Effects of K-Laser on the Body

  • Improves and promotes healing
  • Reduces pain and spasm
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • Improves peripheral microcirculation
  • Detoxifies and eliminates trigger points
  • Advanced pain relief
Benefits to Patient

  • Faster patient satisfaction
  • Deeper penetration than Class III lasers
  • Delivers more laser energy to the target tissues
  • Faster treatment times
  • Effective treatment in 3-8 minutes
  • Faster patient recovery time

IRAP (Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein)

IRAP (Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) is an anti-inflammatory protein that counteracts the destructive effects of inflammatory proteins such as Interleukin-1 (IL-1) within the inflamed joint.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

ACP or Autologous Conditioned Plasma is an “autologous conditioned blood therapy” that uses a patient’s own blood components to stimulate a healing response. Platelet-Rich Plasma is a less-invasive surgical alternative which is growing in popularity. PRP offers patients and physicians benefits which traditional surgery cannot match, and an expanding body of clinical data demonstrates that outcomes can be just as, if not more, effective when compared to traditional open surgery for certain indications.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells are found in all multicellular organisms. They are characterized by the ability to renew themselves through mitotic cell division and differentiate into a diverse range of specialized cell types. There are two types of stem cells currently being used in veterinary medicine: Adult Stem Cells and Embryonic Stem Cells.

  • Adult Stem Cells are currently being harvested from adipose (fat) tissue or bone marrow.
  • Embryonic Stem Cells are isolated from inner cell massed of blastocytes and are therapeutic cloning.

Red Lodge Vet Clinic is currently using stem cell therapy for tendon and ligament injuries, and also intraarticular therapy for cartilage and meniscus injuries.

In January 2011, we treated a severe case of Laminitis in a Quarter Horse with embryonic stem Cells as a case study for Celavet a biotechnology company which has developed an Equine Embryonic Stem Cell.