OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - An amazing new stem cell
treatment is underway in Michigan.It's the first of
its kind in our state and it’s for animals, not
The patient is Reuben, a 14-year-old English
Springer Spaniel who suffers from hip dysplasia.
Normally an animal or human in Reuben's condition
would have to undergo hip replacement surgery.
In an effort to try and ease his pain, Reuben’s
owners have invested about $2,000 in a treatment
called “In Clinic Stem Cell Therapy.” As part of the
therapy, stem cells are harvested from Reuben’s fat
and then injected back into him in the hope they help
heal the inflamed areas.
Other clinics in Michigan perform the procedure,
but this is the first time that the stem cells have
been harvested, processed and injected in the same
clinic on the same day.
Reuben's owners have high hopes for the procedure.
We'll continue to follow Reuben's progress and
bring you an update in about two months.