Scout has ongoing joint problems, first his shoulder (biceps tendon had to be cut) and after re-investigation was found that this was not the cause of his ongoing issues, but he had elbow displaysia for which he had FCP surgery about 4 months ish ago.
He is better since the surgery, and strangely the cartrophen injections he has been having for about 2 years suddenly started to give him a new lease of life for about a week after the injection.
He does all sorts of other things, but next step is to have PRP in his elbow (he had it in his shoulder before and it didn’t seem to do a lot) and then also try Arthramid depending on the PRP.
I have heard they can be give together, but of course if it works won’t know which one worked. Although if it works I don’t really care:-) – partly for me it saves another trip to the specialist and time off, and for him saves him stress of another trip to the specialist as he gets really scared now, can’t blame him.
I know the arthramid can take a few weeks to see and effect – not sure how long the PRP takes …
Hello – my boy had just the PRP, and we didn’t notice any difference for about 2 weeks (he has had it in his shoulder before with no noticeable effect so I wasn’t holding out high hopes) .. he had his cartrophen which normally gives him a boost anyway for about a week, starting the next day, which didn’t happen this time.
About another 4 days later, on that first frosty morning we had, he just suddenly changed and was full of beans, running about and didn’t ‘hit the wall’ . He has been pretty good ever since, had a couple of slow days but mainly pretty good…
Its been 6 weeks on Monday. he may have been havening less exercise also for some of that as my other dog is lame, but he has been doing some 40 minute walks recently without getting tired and having had enough.
Our girl had PRP and Arthramid just a week ago in both hips. Also harvested stem cells at the same time in the event the PRP doesn’t work so not looking for much in the way of improvement yet as she’s still recovering from the procedure.
beachbrighton – how long after the treatment did you start noticing a difference with your girl? We’re also due to start laser therapy on Monday – did your girl have that following the PRP? Thank you
The specialist did send a message back as wanted to do one at a time to see what effects they have had. I know its potentially the right way and of course he is the expert but just disheartened with going, trying stuff, more restricted exercise, nothing working, back up to the specialist again. I just wanted to get a few steps ahead 🙂
We had the two-at-once treatment last year. Like you, we didn’t really care which of the two worked or, indeed, whether it was one, both or the two complementing each other. But worked it did! Our girl was off her rear legs before the injections and now, with daily manual therapy plus weekly hydrotherapy as well as pharmaceuticals, she is moving quite freely. We had two sessions of both, 4 months apart. Now all she needs is a 6 monthly check up with the specialist. I know that’s just a recommendation of one sample, but it worked for us.