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Polo Times August 2017 - Saving Champions Feature

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Polo Times August 2017 - Saving Champions Feature

  1. 1. www.polotimes.co.uk2 Polo Times, xxxx 2017 Knowledge Biological Therapy The technology from Lipogems Equine first became available with some of the country’s most respected polo vets in early 2016. The cutting-edge biological therapy has grown exponentially and has been adopted by over 30 different equine veterinary practices in the UK as their treatment of choice for career-ending ligament and tendon injuries for equines from all disciplines. Treatment is also now available for dogs from Lipogems Canine. Biological therapies are not new to the veterinary treatment cabinet, but the branch of science covering molecular cell biology is still very much in early stages of research. Understanding of how the body’s cells are able to regenerate tissue increases with each new study published. In human medicine, more than 600 trials are ongoing covering numerous conditions. FDA approval was granted in 2014, and amended in November 2016 to include orthopaedic application. The vast background of scientific knowledge gained by orthopaedic surgeons, treating mainly knees and shoulders, translates directly to the veterinary world. The veterinary community, headed up by Lead Lipogems Equine Vet Dr Tim Watson and Consultant Lipogems Equine Vet Murray Shotter, has followed suit. It is clear from research and development cases that an extensive list of injuries and conditions can benefit from Lipogems. Vets are having extraordinary results with ligaments and tendons, as case after case return to full competitive fitness. Commonplace lesions and tears to suspensory and check ligaments have traditionally not responded well to other biological treatments, but Lipogems Equines’ ability to activate the body’s damage response mechanism is yielding consistent results. Management of granulated debilitating wounds, sacroiliac and stifle lameness are also popular applications. Success Stories Back to Badminton – Suspensory Branch Desmitis A 14-year-old 4* eventer was treated for a suspensory branch desmitis forelimb injury on 10 May 2016 by Dr Tim Watson. 12 weeks after treatment the horse was back in training. This horse returned to full fitness Saving Champions One year on Lucy Wilson updates us on Lipogems Equine, the latest innovation in regenerative therapy to hit the UK veterinary market, and their pony patients’ progress Game changing regenerative results Pre-treatment ultrasound scan showing the injury Pite Merlos and Valentina in action Photographby©www.imagesofpolo.com
  2. 2. www.polotimes.co.uk 3Polo Times, xxxx 2017 How Does Lipogems Equine Work? The simplest description for the non-scientific mind is that the process of the treatment replicates what would naturally happen in an injury situation. Adipose tissue (fat) is collected using liposuction from around the tailhead. The tissue is micro- fragmented in the Lipogems canister, triggering the horse’s own damage response mechanism, washed in saline solution and collected through a filter in a syringe, which is then injected into the injury site. For more in-depth scientific explanations visit the Lipogems Equine website. Biological Therapy Knowledge and qualified for Badminton Horse Trials seven months later. The eventer competed at the 2017 Badminton Horse Trials. Hello to High Goal – Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Tear Murray Shotter updates us on Valentina, “I was called out to see Pite Merlos’ pony Valentina in 2016, approximately three weeks after the injury occurred. It was a very bad superficial digital flexor tendon tear. The recovery has been brilliant, the horse is now back playing polo in the 18 goal and certainly Pite is preparing her for the high goal next year. It was a potentially career ending injury and now the pony is playing polo and looking really good.” Winner Winner – Reoccurring Stifle Lameness Ellie, a 13-year-old Exmoor Pony, had a soft tissue injury to her stifle causing reoccurring lameness. There had been a poor response to rest and intra-articular injection of corticosteroids. Ellie was treated on the 12 July 2016, less than one year later Ellie won Overall Supreme Champion at her first show. Post-treatment scan five weeks later showing the regenerated tissue The scan from July 2017 shows the SDF tissue completely regenerated Ellie with her winning ribbons in June 2017 The damage response mechanism of Pericytes to MSC cells PhotographycourtesyofLipogemsInternationalSPA For more information and a full list of accredited veterinary surgeons visit: Website: lipogemsequine.com or lipogemscanine.com Email: lucy_wilson@lipogemsequine.com Tel: +44 (0)7919 252529 Follow using @lipogemsequine @lipogemscanine 30 equine UK referral centres 5W E E K S RECUPERATION 2 canine UK referral centres People, horses and dogs can all be treated Available in Argentina, Italy, UAE, France, Australia and New Zealand 1 hour procedure

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