Hip dysplasia commonly leads to osteoarthrosis of the hip joint (coxarthrosis) and these two diseases are two of the most frequently encountered problems in veterinary practice. The available treatment modalities are varied and range from drugs to alleviate pain and inflammation to surgical techniques, such as hip replacement, and various physical therapy measures.
The research regarding therapy using adipose derived stem cells (ADSC) in veterinary medicine, started in 2002. Advances in understanding of the biology of adult stem cells have attracted the attention of the biomedical research community, including those studying osteoarthritis. (1) Autologous adult stem cells are immunologically compatible, can be harvested from a variety of sources, including bone marrow and adipse tissue (1), and have no ethical issues related to their use […]