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Assessing a Cell-Based Therapy in Dogs with Arthritis

Nov 18, 2015

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a cell-based therapy injected directly into the stifle (knee joint) of dogs with osteoarthritis.   This study will assess whether pain is relieved and joint function is improved by the substance.  Dogs will be randomly assigned to receive the study medication or a placebo, or be in a sham group.  This study involves five visits to Penn Vet over the course of 2 months. 

 

Eligibility:

  • Dogs with osteoarthritis of one or both stifles (knees)
  • Dogs weighing at least 33lbs

Benefits:

  •  All study related costs are covered, including study visits, blood work, radiographs and treatment.

To Enroll:

 Please contact the VCIC at 215-573-0302 or by email at vcic@vet.upenn.edu if you would like more information about this study.