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diseased or damaged tissues or organs. For example, platelet-rich plasma is believed to stimulate repair of tendon injuries. PRP can also be injected directly into a joint to treat osteoarthritis, most often in horses. The Food and Drug Administration

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

involve equine orthopedic surgery, tendonitis, and arthritis with special interests in regenerative medicine including platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein. Dr. Fortier's research has received over $20 million

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corticosteroids and hyaluronic acid, but other intra-articular treatments currently available include platelet-rich plasma and stem cells. There is some evidence that the latter two can be effective in animals with osteoarthritis, but most studies are of small

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, or bone—is rapidly changing the way care is being delivered to patients. This sector uses these animal products with the goal of repairing diseased or damaged tissues or organs. For example, platelet-rich plasma is believed to stimulate repair of

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damage to joints and tendons. She is perhaps best known for her work in regenerative medicine, pioneering the use of biologics such as platelet-rich plasma, bone marrow concentrate, and stem cells for use in horses and humans. Dr. Fortier’s lab has also

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