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First dog on Oahu gets stem cell therapy 

Friday, September 7, 2012 8:13:00 AM Categories: Ligament injuries orthopedic stem cell therapy Tendon injuries

A 13-year-old dog who was barely able to walk is back on his paws thanks to stem cell therapy. Before the treatment Kumba suffered from arthritis so bad he could barely get off the floor.

Two months later his owners say Kumba is like a new dog. "Now he's up every day, if we get up and he's excited he'll romp around in the backyard like a horse galloping again and it's so nice to see, it's so nice," said Rumi Hospodar, Kumba's owner.


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Kumba - Before and After 

Saturday, September 1, 2012 8:24:00 AM Categories: Ligament injuries orthopedic stem cell therapy Tendon injuries

Kumba is a 13 year old Rottweiler-Labrador mix who suffered from severe osteoarthritis.

The after footage (starts at 1:50) are 7 weeks post therapy and the latest was taken on 8.11.2012.

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In-Clinic stem cell procedure at Surf Paws 

Thursday, June 21, 2012 7:59:00 PM Categories: alternative surgery healing orthopedic stem cell therapy

Stem Cell technology does not involve embryonic stem cells; MediVet-America’s Stem Cell kits use the adult animal’s own stem cells taken from their fat, to heal and repair, therefore there are no ethical issues and the method is extremely safe. We have seen dramatic improvement in pain relief and range of motion for dogs and cats. Moreover, if you have pet insurance, some companies may cover eighty percent of the cost. In this video Dr Cristina Miliaresis/Surf Paws Animal Hospital and Carole Spangler Vaughn, Ph.D./MediVet Hawaii LLC. For additional information or questions, please call our office at 395-3647.

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Ipo is my younger, and usually non-problematic dog 

ipo - veterinary stem cell therapyAfter one Sunday afternoon, she came back limping on her left hind leg.  My stomach sank a little as I palpated her joints and put her through range of motion exercises.  IPO was diagnosed with a partial tear of her cranial cruciate ligament through x-rays. I decided to try and treat her conservatively but ultimately decided to perform stem cell therapy on her since the procedure yields many positive results.

... Stay tuned in 3-4 weeks for updates on her results.

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