My mare was treated with PRP and stem cells for an injury to the deep digital flexor tendon of her left foreleg. The procedure was performed at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square.
It took a very short time — probably not more than 30 minutes — between the blood draw and the PRP injection. Judging by my mare’s reaction, it was no big deal.
The injections were done under light sedation, with ultrasound prior to identify the injection site. She was sent home with a small amount of IV bute for pain and a compression bandage, which I removed the next morning. The leg retained some edema for the next couple of days, and that gradually disappeared.
We won’t know for several months how well the injections have worked.