Asking advice on a procedure to enquire of others have found it helpful in managing their dogs arthritis and reducing pain
this is from David Dycus about PRP
Tough case, hard to make recommendations without evaluating the dog and knowing what things looked like in the joint.
In general 50% dogs will require more than 1 PRP injection. For moderate OA I usually plan 2-5 of them. However, if there is severe medial compartment damage all the injections in the world won’t help much. In an adult dog with cartilage damage a bioblique proximal ulnar osteotomy in my mind is not the right decision. The dog will be more lame for 6-12 months and likely only get back to where the dog is now. If surgery is indicated then I would recommend either the CUE or a total elbow replacement pending the degree of damage. Not sure where this client is located, but if a total elbow was in the cards I would have them visit with Noel Fitzpatrick.
David Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal
Orthopedic Staff Surgeon,
Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group (VOSM)