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Ask @vetbiobankequine : What is the benefit of injecting cells compared to classical infiltrations? Thanks

Ask @vetbiobankequine : What is the benefit of injecting cells compared to classical infiltrations? Thanks
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Hi James,

From our experience, here are the benefits of stem cell injection:
- Less scar tissue  better mechanical functions
- More convenient : One single injection for tendonitis (i.e) or one injection per year for a joint compared to a daily treatment or monthly treatment.
- Less side effects – corticosteroid are known to amplify cartilage degradation, whereas stem cells stops cartilage degradation and may promote cartilage regeneration in young horses.
- …
And probably less costly when considering the total cost over one year.

Typically, stem cells are considered to modifiy the disease, and not only the symptoms, as some anti-inflammatory drugs do.

I hope this answers your question correctly,

Best regards,
Stéphane from Vetbiobank Equine Team
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