Sports Medicine

Regenerative Medicine for Canine Sports-Related Injuries

Sherman O. Canapp, Jr., DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR, CCRT Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) Annapolis Junction, MD

PROCEEDINGS: NAVC Conference 2012 Small Animal

Soft tissue injuries are common conditions afflicting sporting and performance dogs due to the repetitive forces placed on tendons and ligaments during activities. Microtrauma to the tendons, ligaments, and the articular surfaces of joints can occur, creating an environment for strain and sprain injury and osteoarthritic development. Regenerative medicine therapy has been shown in the equine literature to allow for healing and regeneration of tendons and ligaments following injury. A similar...